Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HWP: St. Bernard's Prayer to the Holy Name

Today is the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church, author of the Memorare to the Blessed Mother, and a man of great love for the Lord who is Love. Since I have already offered the Memorare in the past as HWP of the week, this week we offer another prayer by St. Bernard:

The Prayer to the Most Holy Name of Jesus
Jesus, the very thought of Thee With sweetness fills the breast! Yet sweeter far Thy face to see And in Thy presence rest. No voice can sing, no heart can frame, Nor can the memory find, A sweeter sound than Jesus' name, The Savior of mankind. O hope of every contrite heart! 0 joy of all the meek! To those who fall, how kind Thou art! How good to those who seek! But what to those who find? Ah! this Nor tongue nor pen can show The love of Jesus, what it is, None but His loved ones know. Jesus! our only hope be Thou, As Thou our prize shalt be; In Thee be all our glory now, And through eternity. Amen.