Those who passed by hurled insults at Him, shaking their heads and saying, You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself!@Matthew 27:39–40
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Frederick W. Faber (1814–1863)

Frederick W. Faber, Jesus and Mary (London: James Burns, 1849), pages 24–28, alt.

St. Cross John B. Dykes, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lamentation for Christ
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)

O come and mourn with me awhile;
And tarry here the cross beside;
O come, together let us mourn;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Have we no tears to shed for Him,
While soldiers scoff and foes deride?
Ah! look how patiently He hangs;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

How fast His hands and feet are nailed;
His blessèd tongue with thirst is tied,
His failing eyes are blind with blood:
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

His mother cannot reach His face;
She stands in helplessness beside;
Her heart is martyred with her Son’s:
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Seven times He spoke, seven words of love;
And all three hours His silence cried
For mercy on the souls of men;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

What was Thy crime, my dearest Lord?
By earth, by Heaven, Thou hast been tried,
And guilty found of too much love;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Found guilty of excess of love,
It was Thine own sweet will that tied
Thee tighter far than helpless nails;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Death came, and Jesus meekly bowed.
His falling eyes He strove to guide
With mindful love to Mary’s face;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

O break, O break, hard heart of mine!
Thy weak self-love and guilty pride
His Pilate and His Judas were;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

Come, take thy stand beneath the cross,
And let the blood from out that side
Fall gently on thee drop by drop;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

A broken heart, a fount of tears,
Ask, and they will not be denied;
A broken heart love’s cradle is:
Jesus, our Love, is crucified!

O love of God! O sin of man!
In this dread act your strength is tried;
And victory remains with Love;
For He, our Love, ist crucified!