Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics
Judge eternal, throuned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgement
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.
Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.
Crown, O God, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
feed thy people’s hungry spirits
with the richness of thy word:
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.
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- Tune: Rhuddlan
- Meter: 87 87 87
- Style: Traditional Welsh melody
- Composer: Unknown
- Arranger: Unknown
- Lyricist: Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.