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O SACRED HEAD SURROUNDED

LENT : Salve caput cruentatum, St.Bernard
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden, German Tr. Paul Gerhardt, d.1676
Tr. Henry W.Baker (exc.4th vrs.) / Hans Leo Hassler, d.1612 (adapt. J.S.Bach d.1750)

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French: Jésus monte au Calvaire

O SACRED HEAD SURROUNDED


1 O Sacred Head surrounded
By crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding Head so wounded,
Reviled and put to scorn!
Death's pallid hue comes o'er Thee,
The glow of life decays,
Yet angel hosts adore Thee,
And tremble as they gaze.
2 I see Thy strength and vigor
All fading in the strife,
And death with cruel rigor,
Bereaving Thee of life:
O agony and dying!
O love to sinners free!
Jesus, all grace supplying,
O turn Thy face on me.
3 In this, Thy bitter passion,
Good shepherd, think of me,
With Thy most sweet compassion,
Unworthy though I be:
Beneath Thy cross abiding,
Forever would I rest;
In Thy dear love confiding,
And with Thy presence blest.
4 But death too is my ending;
In that dread hour of need,
My friendless cause befriending,
Lord, to my rescue speed:
Thyself, O Jesus, trace me,
Right passage to the grave,
And from Thy cross embrace me,
With arms outstretched to save.


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