Jesus! My Lord, My God, My All!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed for Corpus Christi in that hymnal:

Jesus! my Lord, my God, my all!
How can I love Thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift,
So far surpassing hope or thought?
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
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 see! within a creature’s hand
The vast Creator deigns to be,
Reposing infant-like, as though
On Joseph’s arm, or Mary’s knee.
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
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!

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!

Ring joyously, ye solemn bells!
And wave, O wave, ye censers bright!
’Tis Jesus cometh, Mary’s Son,
And God of God, and Light of Light!
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
O, make us love Thee more and more!

O earth! grow flowers beneath His feet,
And then, O sun, shine bright this day!
He comes! He comes! O Heaven on earth!
Our Jesus comes upon His way!
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
O, make us love Thee more and more!

He comes! He comes! the Lord of Hosts,
Borne on His throne triumphantly!
We see Thee, and we know Thee, Lord;
And yearn to shed our blood for Thee.
Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
O, make us love Thee more and more!

Our hearts leap up; our trembling song
Grows fainter still; we can no more;
Silence! and let us weep—and die
Of very love, while we adore.
Great Sacrament of love divine!
All, all we have or are be Thine!

Words: Fr. Frederick William Faber, C.O., 1849.
Tune:Sweet Sacrament” Romischkatholisches Gesangbuchlein, 1826.
Alternate Tune:St. Petersburg” Dmitri S. Bortniansky, 1825.
Tune (St. Basil Hymnal): Unnamed Tune.

Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8

Here is a recording of this hymn sung by a choir of nuns.

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 10th edition (1906) of the St. Basil’s Hymnal (1889) where it is listed under “Blessed Sacrament”:

Jesus, my Lord my God, my all!
How can I love Thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift,
So far surpassing hope or thought?
Chorus:
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
Chorus.

Thy Body, Soul, and God-head, all!
O mystery of love divine!!—
I cannot compass all I have,
For all Thou hast and art are mine!
Chorus.

Sound, sound His praises higher still,
And come, ye Angels, to our aid,
’Tis God! ’tis God! the very God,
Whose pow’r both man and angels made!
Chorus.

About Noah

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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