Author: Robert Seymour Bridges; Johann Heermann Hymnal: GG2013 #218 (2013) Meter: 18.104.22.168 First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended Lyrics: 1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we to judge thee have 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 Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered;
for our atonement, while we nothing heeded,
4 For me, kind Jesus, was thine incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation,
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.
5 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. Topics: Atonement; Christian Year Palm Sunday; Christian Year Maundy Thursday; Christian Year Good Friday; Incarnation; Jesus Christ Passion and Death; Love for God; Sin Scripture: Isaiah 53:3-5 Languages: English Tune Title: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Ah, Holy Jesus