262. Ah, Holy Jesus

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how have you offended,
that mortal judgment has on you descended?
By foes derided, by your own rejected,
O most afflicted!

2 Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon you?
It is my treason, Lord, that has undone you.
'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied you;
I crucified you.

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

4 Therefore, dear Jesus, since I cannot pay you,
I do adore you and will ever pray you,
think on your pity and your love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Text Information
First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how have you offended
Title: Ah, Holy Jesus
Translator: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
Author: Johann Heermann, 1585-1647
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: John 5:16-17; Matthew 26:70-75; 1 Peter 2:4-7; John 1:11-14; Isaiah 53:3-4; Hebrews 6:6; Mark 15:20; Ezra 9:13; Galatians 2:20; Matthew 27:39-43; John 19:37; Matthew 27:21-23
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1598-1662
Key: f minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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