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Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Holy   2 comments

Crucifix I July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original Words by Michal Grodzki (Circa 1550)

English Translation (1939) by John Bajus (1901-1971)

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary (1996), Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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1.  Jesus Christ, our Lord most holy,

Lamb of God so pure and lowly,

Blameless, blameless, on the cross art offered,

Sinless, sinless, for our sins hast suffered.

2.  Weep now, all ye wretched creatures,

As ye view His gracious features.

Jesus, Jesus, on the cross is dying,

Nature, nature, in dark gloom is sighing.

3.  Christ, his last word having spoken,

Bows His head as life is broken.

Mournful, mournful, stands His mother weeping,

Loved ones, loved ones, silent watch are keeping.

4.  The great veil was torn asunder,

Earth did quake mid roars of thunder,

Boulders, boulders, into bits were breaking,

Sainted, sainted dead from death were waking.

5.  As His side with spear was riven,

Blood and water forth were given.

Jesus, Jesus, sinners’ only Savior,

Mercy, mercy, grant to us forever.