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Jesus! gentle Sufferer, say (John S. B. Monsell/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Jesus! gentle Sufferer, say.

1. Jesus! gentle Sufferer, say,
  how shall we this dreadful day
    near thee draw, and to thee pray? PDF - Midi

2. We, whose proneness to forget
  thy dear love, on Olivet
    bathed thy brow with bloody sweat;

3. we, whose sins, with awful power,
  like a cloud did o'er thee lower,
    in that God-excluding hour;

4. we, who still, in thought and deed,
  often hold the bitter reed
    to thee, in the time of need, –

5. canst thou pardon us, and pray,
  as for those who on this day
    took thy precious life away?

6. Yes! Thy blood is all my plea;
  it was shed, and shed for me,
    therefore to thy cross I flee.

7. At thy feet, in dust and shame,
  I dare breathe thy holy name,
    and a great salvation claim.

8. Save me, Jesus: stoop and take
  pity on my soul, and make
    this day bright, for thy dear sake.

John S. B. Monsell, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 170-171.

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