1 O Jesu, we adore Thee,
Upon the cross, our King:
We bow our hearts before Thee;
Thy gracious Name we sing;
That Name hath brought salvation,
That Name in life our stay,
Our peace, our consolation
When life shall fade away.
2 Yet doth the world disdain Thee,
Still passing by the cross:
Lord, may our hearts retain Thee,
Counting all else but loss.
The grief Thy soul endurèd,
Who can that grief declare?
Thy pains have thus assurèd
That Thou Thy foes wilt spare.
3 Ah, Lord, our sins arraigned Thee,
And nailed Thee to the tree:
Our pride, O Lord, disdained Thee;
Yet deign our hope to be.
O glorious King, we bless Thee,
No longer pass Thee by;
O Jesu, we confess Thee
Our Lord enthroned on high.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|First Line:||O Jesus, we adore Thee, Upon the cross our King|
|Title:||O Jesus, We Adore Thee|
|Author:||Arthur T. Russell (1851)|