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Litany of the Birth of Jesus

By the word to Mary giv’n, By thy first descent from heav’n, By thine infant form so fair, Tumbling in the midnight air,— Chorus Babe of Bethlehem, hear our cry! Thou wert helpless once as we; Hear the loving Litany … Continue reading

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O Heart of Mary Pure and Fair

O Heart of Mary pure and fair, There is no stain in thee; In Adam’s fall thou hast no share, From sin’s taint thou art free. Chorus O Heart of Mary, pure and fair, No beauty can with thine compare! … Continue reading

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Dearest Lord Jesus, My Saviour, My Friend

Dearest Lord Jesus, my Saviour, my Friend, Unto Thy keeping my soul I commend; Guard and defend me in weal and in woe, On me Thy favor in bounty bestow. Living and dying in Thee will I rest,– Thus will … Continue reading

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O Gift of Gifts

O Gift of gifts! O grace of Faith! My God, how can it be, That Thou, Who hast discerning Love, Shouldst give that gift to me? How many hearts Thou mightst have had More innocent than mine: How many souls … Continue reading

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To Jesus’ Heart, All Burning

To Jesus’ Heart, all burning, With fervent love for men, My heart with fondest yearning Shall raise the joyful strain. Chorus While ages course along, Blest be with loudest song The sacred Heart of Jesus, By every heart and tongue. … Continue reading

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How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds To loyal Christian ears; It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, And drives away our fears. O Jesus, Shepherd, Spouse and Friend, My Prophet, Priest and King! My Lord, my life, my way, … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Jesus, the very Thought of Thee, With sweetness fills my breast; But sweeter far Thy face to see, And in Thy presence rest; No sound, no harmony so gay, Can art of music frame, No thought can reach, no word … Continue reading

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