Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended (Johann Crüger)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-17). Score information: A4, 1 page, 55 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982.
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-17). Score information: A4, 1 page, 80 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.
- Translation by Robert Bridges
Original text and translations
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.
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.
Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinnèd, and the Son hath suffered;
for our atonement, while we nothing heeded,
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.
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.