Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended   13 comments

Christ Carrying the Cross, by El Greco

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Original German words by Johann Heermann (1585-1647)

English translation (1897) by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,

that man to judge thee hath 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,

God interceded.

4.  For me, kind Jesus, was thy 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.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/thirty-ninth-day-of-lent-good-friday/

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: