"Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Holy"
                          by Michal Grodzki, c. 1550
                        Translated by John Bajus, 1901-
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Jesus Christ, our Lord most holy,
        Lamb of God so pure and lowly,
        Blameless, blameless, on the cross art offered,
        Sinless, sinless, for our sins hast suffered.
        2. Weep now, all ye wretched creatures,
        As ye view His gracious features.
        Jesus, Jesus, on the cross is dying,
        Nature, nature, in dark gloom is sighing.
        3. Christ, His last word having spoken,
        Bows His head as life is broken.
        Mournful, mournful, stands His mother weeping,
        Loved ones, loved ones, silent watch are keeping.
        4. The great veil was torn asunder,
        Earth did quake mid roars of thunder,
        Boulders, boulders, into bits were breaking;
        Sainted, sainted, dead from death were waking.
        5. As His side with spear was riven,
        Blood and water forth were given.
        Jesus, Jesus, sinners' only Savior,
        Mercy, mercy, grant to us forever.
Notes: Hymn #169 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 27:50-53 Author: Michal Grodzki, c. 1550 Translated by: John Bajus, 1939 Titled: "Jezu Kriste, Pane mily" Tune: "Teshiniens" Melody: Polish Melody, c. 1500
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