When to man’s view the Saviour was oppressed
And bitterly afflicted in their spite
No words of acrimony were expressed
By Christ while he endured man’s evil might.
He, like a lamb for slaughter, humbly went
The way through pain and grief by which they led;
They did not fathom why He had been sent
Or that they were the ones for whom He pled.
Thus as a sheep led to be shorn is dumb
He made no cry of anguish or complaint
But let the dogs and strong ones drive His course;
This, since they know the way by which He’d come
Brings out the admiration of each saint,
As He was taken by constraining force.