In The Lord’s Atoning Grief

In the Lord’s atoning grief
Be our rest and sweet relief;
Store we deep in heart’s recess
All the shame and bitterness.

Thorns, and cross, and nails, and lance,
Wounds, our treasure that enhance,
Vinegar, and gall, and reed,
And the pang His soul that freed.

May these all our spirits sate,
And with love inebriate;
In our souls plant virtue’s root,
And mature its glorious fruit.

Crucified! we Thee adore,
Thee with all our hearts implore;
Us with saintly hands unite
In the realms of heavenly light.

Christ, by coward hands betrayed,
Christ, for us a Captive made,
Christ, upon the bitter tree
Slain for man, be praise to Thee.

Words: St. Bonaventure, 13th Century; tr. Fr. Frederick Oakeley, 1853.
Tune:St. Prisca” Richard Redhead, 1853.

Here is the original Latin text of this hymn:

In passione domini
Qua datur Salus homini,
Sit mentis refrigerium
Et cordis desiderium.
Portemus in memoria
Dolores et opprobria

Christi coronam spineam,
Crucem clavos et lanceam.
Et plagas sacratissimas
Omni laude dignissimas
Acetum, fel, arundinem
Mortis amaritudinem.

Haec omnia nos satient,
Et dulciter inebrient,
Nos repleant virtutibus
Et gloriosis fructibus.

Te crucifixum colimus,
Et toto corde poscimus,
Ut nos sanctorum coetibus,
Coniungas in caelestibus.

Laus honor Christo vendito,
Et sine causa prodito,
Passo mortem pro populo,
In aspero patibulo.

Amen.

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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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