O Jesus! God And Man!

This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. Faber’s hymnal Jesus and Mary. It is listed under the title “Ragged School Hymn” in that hymnal:

O Jesus! God and Man!
For love of children once a child!
O Jesus! God and Man!
We hail Thee Saviour sweet and mild!

O Jesus! God and Man!
Make us poor children dear to Thee,
And lead us to Thyself,
To love Thee for eternity.

O Mary! Mother Maid!
God made thee Mother of the poor!
Mary! to thee we look
To make our souls’ salvation sure.

O Mary! Mother dear!
Thank God, for us, for all His love;
And pray that in our faith
We all may true and stedfast prove.

O Jesus! Mary’s Son!
On Thee for grace we children call;
Make us all men to love,
But to love Thee beyond them all.

O Jesus! bless our work,
Our sorrows soothe, our sins forgive;
O happy, happy they
Who in the Church of Jesus live!

O God, most great and good,
At work or play, by night or day,
Make us remember Thee,
Who dost remember us alway!

Words: Fr. Frederick William Faber, C.O., 1849.
Tune: No tunes seem to exist in this meter.


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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