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My Jesus, pierced for Love of me

Representative Text

1 My Jesus, pierced for love of me,
Thankful enough how can I be?
O blessed Saviour, if I might
Thine everlasting love requite.

2 I pray Thee, hither come to me;
Revive me of Thy charity:
For Thee my spirit yearneth sore;
Would I were worthy of Thee more!

3 As harts, athirst upon the chase,
Speed to the water brooks apace,
So longeth sore mine heart for Thee:
O Jesus, Jesus, haste to me!


Source: The Hymnal #513

Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Educated at Caius College in Cambridge, England, George R. Woodward (b. Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, 1848; d. Highgate, London, England, 1934) was ordained in the Church of England in 1874. He served in six parishes in London, Norfolk, and Suffolk. He was a gifted linguist and translator of a large number of hymns from Greek, Latin, and German. But Woodward's theory of translation was a rigid one–he held that the translation ought to reproduce the meter and rhyme scheme of the original as well as its contents. This practice did not always produce singable hymns; his translations are therefore used more often today as valuable resources than as congregational hymns. With Charles Wood he published three series of The Cowley Carol Book (19… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Jesus, pierced for Love of me
Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward
Language: English



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #434

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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