Ah, Holy Jesus

So undeserving. So thankful.

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 sinned, and the Son hath suffered;
For man’s atonement, while he nothing heedeth,
God intercedeth.

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.

(~Johann Heermann)

2 responses to “Ah, Holy Jesus”

  1. Amen! Praise Him!

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  2. judieyoung@hotmail.com Avatar
    judieyoung@hotmail.com

    My precious Angie,

    I was just reading John 10:17-18 – Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. NO ONE TAKES IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.

    It was for joy that He gave Himself. The perfect Lamb of God, given by the Father, nor murdered, but willing to die for us. Because His death finished the work, we are free. Praise God!!!

    Love and blessings,
    Judie
    xoxox

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