From a Marine chaplain:
Famous Christian hymn, by Bernard of Clairvaux (12th century), set to its modern harmony by Bach – O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – has always informed my understanding of collective guilt in regards to Jesus’ crucifixion, especially the 2nd verse:
What thou, my Lord, hast suffered
Was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression,
But thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my saviour!
’Tis I deserve thy place.
Look on me with thy favour,
Vouchsafe to me thy grace.
(tr. From German by J. W. Alexander approx. 1840)
That line – “Mine, mine was the transgression…” – gets me every time I sing it around Good Friday/Passover.