Note: The original hymn is 23 stanzas long and is largely a detailed retelling of the Passion narrative. You can read the full text of the hymn, translated by Rev. Christopher J. Neuendorf, at this link. Given the difficulty of excerpting stanzas from the narrative portion of the hymn, we have only included here the first and last stanzas. The first stanza would fit well before the Passion reading on Good Friday and the last stanza would fit well after the sermon.