In The Lord’s Atoning Grief

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Image of the Lord the Savior in the Sarum Breviary.

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):

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 bands 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. Amen.

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

The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.


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