Holy Jesus, Child divine

Holy Jesus, Child divine

Tune: LITANY (Morley)
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Holy Jesu, Child Divine,
By the glories that are Thine,
Veil'd within so poor a shrine:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

2 By Thy form so weak and small,
By Thy plaintive infant call,
By Thy childish tears that fall:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

3 By the Angels' holy song,
As around they wondering throng,
Owning Thee Their Ruler strong:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

4 By the lowly cattle shed,
By the narrow manger-bed,
By the rough clothes o'er Thee spread:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

5 By the solemn praise and prayer,
By the gifts and offerings rare
Laid in lowly manger there:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

6 By Thy blessed mother's woes,
By Thy fleeing from Thy foes,
By Thy grief that no man knows:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

7 By Thy growing, day by day,
By Thy zeal in wisdom's way,
Quick to learn and to obey:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

8 By Thy life, so lone and still,
By Thy waiting to fulfil
In its time Thy Father's will:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

9 By the care that weighed on thee,
By thy toil and poverty,
By Thy sorrows yet to be:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

10 Jesu, Holy Child Divine,
On our darkened nature shine,
Give us virtues like to thine:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

11 Make us pure and undefiled,
Gentle, patient, loving, mild,
Trustful as a little child:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

12 Make us ever long to know
Where our God would have us go,
Shrinking not from toil or woe:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

13 May we mark the pattern fair
Of Thy life of work and prayer,
And for truth all perils dare:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

14 May we calmly suffer blame,
Bear the cross, despise the shame,
In Thy strength and in Thy Name.
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

15 As we live, from year to year,
Jesu, be Thou ever near;
Make us like Thee, Saviour dear;
Hear us, Holy Jesu.

16 Bid us come at last to Thee,
And for ever perfect be,
When Thy glory we shall see:
Hear us, Holy Jesu.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #315

Text Information

First Line: Holy Jesus, Child divine
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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