Lord Jesu! may Thy grief and pain,
May all Thy tribulation,
For ever in my sight remain,
My constant contemplation.
So whilst I see Thee crucified,
I for Thy sake will sin avoid,
On Thee my thoughts reposing.
Lo! to our world of misery
Thou from Thy throne descendest!
Stripes, scorn, disgrace, Thou tak’st on Thee!
Life on the cross Thou endest!
A refuge for our souls to make,
And that our trespass, for Thy sake,
With God may be atonèd.
Lord Jesu! may Thy grief and pain—
May all Thy bitter anguish
My refuge be, my soul sustain,
When at the last I languish.
Oh grant that through Thy death I may
In peace conclude life’s sorrowing day:
Bless my departure.