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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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Isaiah 53:3-7
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