My Savior was betrayed

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1 My Savior was betrayed,
Reproach and pain to meet;
My sins the Lord conveyed
‘For Pilate’s judgment seat;
These, these id Him deliver
Into the foe’s dire hand;
I should have felt forever
The pangs my Lord sustained.

2 Thou God of my salvation,
In Whom I trust by faith,
Who hast for my transgression
Lain in the dust of death,
I place upon Thy merit
While here, my confidence;
And will commend my spirit
To Thee, when I go hence.

3 Lord, grant me Thy salvation
And peace divine, I pray,
While under tribulation
On earth below I stay;
Till I shall stand before Thee,
And for redeeming grace,
With all the saints in glory
My hallelujahs raise.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #123

Author: E. W. von Wobeser

Wobeser, Ernst Wilhelm von, b. Nov. 29,1727, at Luckenwalde, Brandenburg. Co-editor of the Brüder Gesang-Buch, 1778. He wrote a German metrical version of the Psalter, d. Dec. 16, 1795, at Herrnhut. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: My Savior was betrayed
Author: E. W. von Wobeser

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PASSION CHORALE (Hassler)

The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzl…

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