340. For Our Transgressions You Were Wounded

1 For our transgressions you were wounded;
our sins, O Lord, on you were laid;
your suff'rings, O what love unbounded
for guilty ones the debt have paid!
With humble thanks we now adore you;
your cross our glory shall remain;
yet oft ashamed we weep before you,
that we by sin the Lord have slain.

2 O may your love be ever dwelling
within my heart alone enthroned,
all other love but yours expelling,
that love which for my sins atoned;
now Jesus, only, be my treasure,
my joy, my crown while life shall last;
none else on earth shall yield me pleasure,
none else in heav'n, when earth is past.

Text Information
First Line: For our transgressions you were wounded
Title: For Our Transgressions You Were Wounded
Author (stanza 1): Christian Ignatius Latrobe, 1758-1846
Author (stanza 2): Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676 (alt.)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.D. Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture:
Topic: Lent; Christ--Atonement; Christ--Love of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SAXONY
Meter: 9.8.9.8.D. Iambic
Key: e minor
Source: Grimm's Choralbuch (1755); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: 184 B in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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