Scripture Verse

Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst. John 19:28


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, in The Gos­pel Choir No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Copp, Clark, 1895), num­ber 29. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Bon­aire James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

J’ai soif
Le vinaigre donné à Jésus

James Tissot (1836–1902)


I thirst, I thirst, the Sav­ior said,
And bowed in grief His sac­red head;
That thirst, my soul, was all for thee,
For thee the pain, the ago­ny.


O wan­der­ing soul, the Sav­ior calls,
His gen­tle voice like mu­sic falls;
O come, re­ceive His par­don free:
He died for you, He died for me.

O bit­ter pain; the cross He bore,
The cru­el crown of thorns He wore;
The brok­en heart, the pierc­èd side,
The cry, ’Tis fin­ished as He died.


O Sav­ior Christ, Thou Son of God,
Didst Thou for me thus shed Thy blood?
Didst Thou Thy­self an of­fer­ing give
That I, re­deemed, with Thee might live?


I thirst, O Lord, I thirst for Thee;
Reveal in love Thy­self to me;
My heart I yield, my all I give,
And thirst hence­forth Thine own to live.