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287. Holy Jesu, by thy passion

1 Holy Jesu, by thy passion,
by the woes which none can share,
borne in more than kingly fashion,
by thy love beyond compare:

Crucified, I turn to thee,
Son of Mary, plead for me.

2 By the treachery and trial,
by the blows and sore distress,
by desertion and denial,
by thine awful loneliness: [Refrain]

3 By thy look so sweet and lowly,
while they smote thee on the face,
by thy patience, calm and holy,
in the midst of keen disgrace: [Refrain]

4 By the hour of condemnation,
by the blood which trickled down,
when, for us and our salvation,
thou didst wear the robe and crown: [Refrain]

5 By the path of sorrows dreary,
by the cross, thy dreadful load,
by the pain, when, faint and weary,
thou didst sink, upon the road: [Refrain]

6 By the spirit which could render
love for hate and good for ill,
by the mercy, sweet and tender,
poured upon thy murd'rers still: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Holy Jesu, by thy passion
Title: Holy Jesu, by thy passion
Author: William John Sparrow-Simpson, 1859-1952
Refrain First Line: Crucified, I turn to thee
Meter: 87 87 and Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Passiontide; Year C: Palm Sunday: Liturgy of the Passion
Copyright: © Novello & Co. Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain in the U.S.
Tune Information
Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1910
Meter: 87 87 and Refrain
Key: A Major

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