|Text:||Jesus, I Will Ponder Now|
|Author:||Sigismund v. Birken|
|Translator:||August Crull, d. 1923|
|Tune:||JESU KREUZ, LEIDEN UND PEIN|
1 Jesus, I will ponder now
On Thy holy Passion;
With Thy Spirit me endow
For such meditation.
Grant that I in love and faith
May the image cherish
Of Thy suff'ring, pain, and death
That I may not perish.
2 Make me see Thy great distress,
Anguish, and affliction,
Bonds and stripes and wretchedness
And Thy crucifixion;
Make me see how scourge and rod,
Spear and nails, did wound Thee,
How for man Thou diedst, O God,
Who with thorns had crowned Thee.
3 Yet, O Lord, not thus alone
Make me see Thy Passion,
But its cause to me make known
And its termination.
Ah! I also and my sin
Wrought Thy deep affliction;
This indeed the cause hath been
Of Thy crucifixion.
4 Grant that I Thy Passion view
With repentant grieving
Nor Thee crucify anew
By unholy living.
How could I refuse to shun
Ev'ry sinful pleasure
Since for me God's only Son
Suffered without measure?
5 If my sins give me alarm
And my conscience grieve me,
Let Thy cross my fear disarm,
Peace of conscience give me.
Grant that I may trust in Thee
And Thy holy Passion.
If His Son so loveth me,
God must have compassion.
6 Grant that I may willingly
Bear with Thee my crosses,
Learning humbleness of Thee,
Peace mid pain and losses.
May I give Thee love for love!
Hear me, O my Savior,
That I may in heaven above
Sing Thy praise forever.
|First Line:||Jesus, I will ponder now|
|Title:||Jesus, I Will Ponder Now|
|German Title:||Jesu, deine Passion|
|Translator:||August Crull, d. 1923 (alt.)|
|Author:||Sigismund v. Birken (1653)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Lent|
|Name:||JESU KREUZ, LEIDEN UND PEIN|
|Composer:||Melchior Vulpius (1609)|