Come, Saviour Jesu, from above,
Assist me with thy heavenly grace,
-Renouncing All for Christ-
 
-From the French-
Come, Saviour Jesu, from above,
      Assist me with thy heavenly grace,
Withdraw my heart from worldly love,
      And for Thyself prepare the place.
O, let Thy sacred presence fill
      And set my longing spirit free,
Which pants to have no other will,
      But night and day to feast on Thee.
While in these regions here below,
      No other good will I pursue;
I’ll bid this world of noise and show,
      With all its flattering snares, adieu.
That path with humble speed I’ll seek
      Wherein my Saviour’s footsteps shine;
Nor will I hear, nor will I speak
      Of any other love than Thine.
To Thee my earnest soul aspires,
      To Thee I offer all my vows;
Keep me from false and vain desires,
      My God, my Saviour, and my Spouse.
Henceforth may no profane delight
      Divide this consecrated soul;
Possess it Thou, who hast the right,
      As Lord and Master of the whole.
Wealth, honour, pleasure, or what else
      This short-enduring world can give,
Tempt as you will, my heart repels,
      To Christ alone resolved to live.
Thee I can love, and Thee alone,
      With holy peace and inward bliss;
To find Thou tak’st me for Thy own,
      O, what a happiness is this!
Nor heaven nor earth do I desire,
      But Thy pure love within my breast:
This, this I always will require,
      And freely give up all the rest.
Thy gifts, if call’d for, I resign,
      Pleased to receive, pleased to restore:
Gifts are Thy work; it shall be mine
      The Giver only to adore.

 

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