Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended


  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 man’s atonement, while he nothing heedeth,
    God intercedeth.

  4. For me, kind Jesus, was thine 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.
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