29. Jesu, Source of my Salvation

I. Jesu, Source of my Salvation,
Conquerour of Death and Hell!
Thou, my High Priest and Oblation,
Felt' the Pain which I shou'd feel:
By the Greatness of thy Torment
Thou hast purchas'd my Preferment:
Thousand, Thousand Thanks to thee,
Dearest Lord, for ever be.

II. O how basely wast Thou used,
Buffeted, and Spit upon?
Lash'd and torn, and sorely bruised,
Thou the glorious Father's Son?
But to set the worst of Wretches
Free from Hell and Satan's Clutches?
Thousand, Thousand Thanks to thee,
Dearest Lord, for ever be.

III. Thou, with more than Lamb-like Meekness,
Suffered'st Death upon the Cross:
O, That my Rebellious Sickness
Had not been the fatal Cause.
Thou wert curs'd for my Transgressing,
To restore me to thy Blessing.
Thousand, Thousand Thanks to thee,
Dearest Lord, for ever be.

IV. Lord, thy deep Humiliation
Pay'd for my Rebellious Pride;
And thy sacred Expiration
Puts my Fear of Death aside:
All thy Grief and shameful Bondage
Thou hast turn'd to my Advantage.
Thousand, Thousand Thanks to thee,
Dearest Lord, for ever be.

V. Lord I'll praise Thee now and ever
For thy more than Human Pain,
For thy agonizing Shiver,
For thy Wounds and bloody Stain,
For thy stooping to the Sentence
Of eternal Wrath and Vengeance:
For thy Love, my God and King,
Praises shall for ever ring.

Text Information
First Line: Jesu, Source of my Salvation
German Title: Jesu meines Lebens Leben
Publication Date: 1732
Topic: Passion of Christ
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Jesu, Source of my Salvation]
Key: G Major



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