Close veiled in that sweet sacrament

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1 Close veiled in that sweet Sacrament,
Our Jesus' Heart, our treasure, lies;
Love's priceless, dearest testament
Is shrouded in that mystic guide.
Our Jesus left His realms of light,
On wings of love to earth He's flown;
To dwell with us 'tis His delight,
He makes our hearts His dearest throne.

O Sacred Heart, how sweet 'twould be,
If we could die for love of Thee;
O Sacred Heart, how sweet 'twould be,
If we could die for love of Thee, of Thee, of Thee!

2 Love is not love! O angels, weep,
Ye virgins chaste, breathe bitter sighs;
O Earth be clothed in mourning deep;
Withdraw your light, ye radiant skies!
For all our souls' dear spouse hath died,
For all His heart with love doth burn;
Yet this meek Saviour men deride,
And for His love make no return. [Chorus]

3 That heart for us could do no more,
In anguish deep it sighed and bled;
A cruel spear pierc'd thro' its core,
For us His last life's blood was shed.
That spear, O Jesus! pierc'd Thy Heart,
That we within its depths might flee;
Oh, wound our own with love's sweet dart,
Let us expire for love of Thee! [Chorus]

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #144

Author: Sisters of Notre Dame

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First Line: Close veiled in that sweet sacrament
Author: Sisters of Notre Dame
Refrain First Line: O sacred heart, how sweet 'twould be
Copyright: Public Domain



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