230 • Part II. The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated
We taste in you my living bread
and long to feast upon you still.
We drink of you my fountain head,
my thirsting soul to quench and fill.
For you my thirsting spirit yearns,
where’er our changing lot is cast;
Glad when your presence we discern,
blest when our faith can hold you fast.
O Jesus ever with us stay;
make all our moments calm and bright.
O chase the night of sin away;
shed o’er the world your holy light.
—Attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux,
Jesu Dulcedo Cordium
Jesus Joy of Loving Hearts
trans. Ray Palmer,
, Third Edition, 605
Soul of Christ, be my sanctification.
Body of Christ, be my salvation.
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins.
Water of Christ’s side, wash out my stains.
Passion of Christ, my comfort be.
O good Jesu, listen to me.
In Thy wounds I fain would hide,
N’er to be parted from Thy side,
Guard me, should the foe assail me.
Call me when my life shall fail me.
Bid me come to Thee above,
With Thy saints to sing Thy love,
World without end. Amen.