Our Morning Offering – 11 April
PRAYER TO CHRIST
IN HIS PASSION AND DEATH
St Francis de Sales
Hail, sweet Jesus!
Praise, honour and glory be to You, O Christ,
who of Your own accord embraced death,
and, recommending Yourself to Your heavenly Father,
bowing down Your venerable head,
did yield up Your spirit.
Truly thus giving up Your life for Your sheep,
You have shown Yourself to be a good shepherd.
You died, O only-begotten Son of God.
You died, O my beloved Saviour,
that I might live forever.
O how great hope,
how great confidence have
I reposed in Your death and Your Blood!
I glorify and praise Your Holy Name,
acknowledging my infinite obligations to You.
O good Jesus,
by Your bitter death and Passion,
give me grace and pardon.
Give unto the faithful departed,
rest and life everlasting, amen