152. Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended?

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended,
That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by Thine own rejected,
O most afflicted!

2 Who was the guilty? who brought this upon Thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone Thee!
'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied Thee;
I crucified Thee.

3 For me, kind Jesus, was Thy incarnation,
Thy mortal sorrow, and Thy life's oblation:
Thy death of anguish and Thy bitter passion,
For my salvation.

4 Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay Thee,
I do adore Thee, and will ever pray Thee,
Think on Thy pity and Thy love unswerving,
Not my deserving.


Text Information
First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended
Title: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended?
Author: Johann Heermann
Translator: Robert S. Bridges (1899)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Topic: Christ: Death; Christ: Passion; Christ: Sacrifice (1 more...)
Source: Jean de Fecamp, d. 1078 (based on)
Copyright: Words from the "Yattendon Hymnal" (edited by Robert Bridges and H. Ellis Wooldridge) by permission of Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: f minor

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