a song for holy week

Don’t know if you are into the whole Easter thing, but I heard this hymn on Sunday and thought the melody was so haunting and beautiful. Enjoy!

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“Ah, Holy Jesus”

Text: Johann Heermann, 1585-1647; trans. by Robert S. Bridges, 1844-1930
Music: Johann Cruger, 1598-1662


Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,

that we to judge thee have 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.

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.

2 Responses to a song for holy week

  1. Jessica says:

    this was completely incredible.

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