Glory Be To Jesus Who In Bitter Pains

Glory be to Jesus,
Who, in bitter pains,
Poured for me the lifeblood
From His sacred veins!

Grace and life eternal
In that blood I find;
Blest be His compassion,
Infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream
Which from endless torments
Doth the world redeem.

There the fainting spirit
Drinks of life her fill;
There as in a fountain
Laves herself at will.

O, the blood of Christ! it
Soothes the Father’s ire;
Opes the gate of Heaven;
Quells eternal fire.

Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
But the blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

Oft as it is sprinkled
On our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
Terror struck departs.

Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Angel hosts, rejoicing,
Make their glad reply.

Lift we then our voices,
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious blood!

Words: Ascr. St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787); tr. Fr. Edward Caswall, 1857.
Tune:Bemerton (Caswall)” Friedrich Filitz, 1847.

Here is the original Italian text of this hymn:

Viva! Viva! Gesù! che per mio bene
Tutto il sangue verso dalle sue vene.

Il sangue di Gesù fu la mia vita;
Benedetta la Sua bontà infinita.

Questo sangue in eterno sia lodato,
Che dall’ inferno il mondo ha riscattato.

*[Questo Sangue si fe’ nostra bevanda
E delle anime nostre la lavanda.

Il Sangue di Gesù placa lo sdegno
Del Genitore e ci conduce al Regno.]

D’Abele il sangue gridava venedetta.
Quel di Gesù per noi perdono aspetta.

Se di tal Sangue è asperso il nostro cuore,
Fugge il Ministro del divin furore.

Se di Gesù si esalta il divin sangue,
Tripudia il ciel, trema l’abisso e langue.

Diciamo dunque insiem con energia
Al sangue di Gesù gloria si dia. Amen.

*These two verses in brackets came from an additional source I discovered and were not in the texts I first consulted.

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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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