JESUS, MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

by Father Frederick William Faber

High Altar of St Alphonsus Church, Baltimore MD

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all,

How can I love Thee as I ought?

And how revere this wond'rous gift,

So far surpassing hope or thought.

Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore.

O make us love Thee more and more!

O make us love Thee more and more!

 

Had I but Mary's sinless heart,

To love Thee with, my dearest King;

O with what bursts of fervent praise,

Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing!

Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore.

O make us love Thee more and more!

O make us love Thee more and more!

 

O, see, within a creature's hand,

The vast Creator deigns to be,

Reposing infant-like, as though

On Joseph's arm, on Mary's knee.

Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore.

O make us love Thee more and more!

O make us love Thee more and more!

 

Thy body, soul, and Godhead, all--

O mystery of love divine!

I cannot compass all I have,

For all Thou hast and art are mine.

Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore.

O make us love Thee more and more!

O make us love Thee more and more!

 

Sound, sound His praises higher still,

    And come ye Angels to our aid;

'Tis God, 'tis God, the very God,

Whose power both man and angels made.

Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore.

O make us love Thee more and more!

O make us love Thee more and more!

 

Frederick William Faber was, along with John Henry Newman, a prominent member of the Church of England, with deep evangelical convictions, who, like Newman, joined the Catholic Church. He wrote numerous hymns, including the popular "Faith of our fathers" as well as this beautiful hymn of praise to Jesus in the Sacrament of His Love.

 

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