Ideal for Holy Week, this setting of Ah, Holy Jesus features a poignant melody that enhances this deeply personal Passion hymn text.
The organ accompaniment, written in a Neo-Baroque style, lends the needed gravitas. The vocal parts (SATB) require minimal rehearsal.
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|Duration:||3 min 30 secs|
Text: Johann Heermann; tr. Robert Bridges
Ah, holy Jesus, how have you offended,
that mortal judgement has on you descended?
By foes derided, by your own rejected,
O most afflicted!
Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon you?
It is my treason, Lord, that has undone you.
‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied you;
I crucified you.
For me, dear Jesus, was your incarnation,
your mortal sorrow, and your life’s oblation;
your death of anguish and your bitter passion,
for my salvation.
Therefore, dear Jesus since I cannot pay you,
I do adore you and will ever pray you,
Think on your pity and your love unswerving,
not my deserving.
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