Ah, Holy Jesus

by Keith Massey

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This is my version of the classic hymn "Ah, Holy Jesus." The hauntingly beautiful tune is by Johann Cruger and the words come from Johann Heermann, translated by Robert Bridges.

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1. 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!

2. 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.

3. Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered.
For our atonement, while we nothing heeded,
God interceded.

4. 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.

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released March 27, 2013
Keith Massey sings and all the background music was created by Keith Massey using Garageband.

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Keith Massey New Jersey

Keith Massey has a BA in Classical Studies and a PhD in Biblical Hebrew, with a minor in Arabic. After 9/11 he served for four years at the National Security Agency, during which time he spent three months in Iraq and earned the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal.

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