Scripture Verse

It pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief. Isaiah 53:10


Tobias Clausnitzer (1619–1684)

Words: To­bi­as Claus­nitz­er, Pas­sions-Blume (Nur­em­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1662), page 17 (Je­su dein be­trüb­tes Lei­den). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 84.

Music: Herr wie du Bar­tho­lo­mä­us Hel­der (1585–1635) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hel­der (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.