Devotions for Holy Hour

PRAYER composed by HH Pope Pius IX
O Divine Heart of Jesus, I adore Thee, I love Thee and I invoke Thee, in union with all those who adore Thee, every moment of my life (the card is difficult to read here) and especially in temptation and at the hour of my death. Amen100 days’ indulgence once daily, plenary once a month.PRAYER to which 100 days’ indulgence is attached, granted by HH Pope Pius VIII
Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God.Jesus, Joseph and Mary, I give you my heart, my soul and my life;
Jesus, Joseph and Mary, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Joseph and Mary, may I breathe forth my spirit in peace with you.
Amen
300 days’ indulgence applicable to the souls in Purgatory.

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Jesus, Ever-Loving Saviour
1. Jesus, ever loving Saviour,
Thou didst live and die for me,
Living, I will live to love Thee,
Dying, I will die for Thee,
Jesus! Jesus!
By Thy life and death and sorrow,
Help me in my agony.
2. When the last dread hour approaching
Fills my guilty soul with fear;
All my sins rise up before me,
All my virtues disappear.
Jesus! Jesus!
Turn not Thou in anger from me,
Mary, Joseph, then be near.
3. Mary, thou canst not forsake me,
Virgin mother undefiled;
Thou didst not abandon Jesus
Dying, tortured and reviled.
Jesus! Jesus!
Send Thy Mother to console me:
Mary, help Thy guilty child!
4. Jesus, when the cruel anguish
Dying on the shameful tree,
All abandoned by Thy Father,
Thou didst writhe in agony.
Jesus! Jesus!
By these three long hours of sorrow
Thou didst purchase hope for me.
5. Then, by all that Thou didst suffer,
Grant me mercy in that day;
Help me, Mary, my sweet Mother,
Holy Joseph, near me stay.
Jesus! Jesus!
Let me die, my lips repeating,
Jesus, mercy! Mary, pray!
Amen.


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Jesu, grant me this, I pray
H. W. Baker (1821-1877). Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625).
Song 13.
1. Jesu, grant me this, I pray,
ever in Thy heart to stay;
let me evermore abide
hidden in Thy wounded side.
2. If the world or Satan lay
tempting snares about my way,
I am safe when I abide
in Thy heart and wounded side.
3. If the flesh, more dangerous still,
tempt my soul to deeds of ill,
naught I fear when I abide
in Thy heart and wounded side.
4. Death will come one day to me;
Jesu, cast me not from Thee:
dying let me still abide
in Thy heart and wounded side.
Amen.


SacredHeart

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1. To Jesus’ Heart, all burning
With fervent love for men,
My heart with fondest yearning
Shall raise its joyful strain.
REFRAIN
While ages course along,
Blest be with loudest song
The Sacred Heart of Jesus
By ev’ry heart and tongue!
2. Too true I have forsaken
Thy love by wilful sin;
Yet now let me be taken
Back by Thy grace again.
REFRAIN
3. As Thou art meek and lowly,
And ever pure of heart,
So may my heart be wholly
Of Thine the counterpart,
REFRAIN
4. O that to me were given
The pinions of a dove,
I’d speed aloft to heaven,
My Jesus’ love to prove.
REFRAIN
5. When life away is flying,
And earth’s false glare is done;
Still, Sacred heart, in dying
I’ll say I’m all Thine own.
REFRAIN


Preparation for Mental Prayer

First…recite a preparatory prayer, which may always be the same, and as follows:

Gather unto Thee, Lord Jesus, all my senses; cleanse my heart from all evil and unbecoming thoughts; enlighten my understanding, inflame my heart, that, during this prayer, I may employ attentively and devoutly the senses of my body and the powers of my soul, for Thy glory and my salvation; and that, through Thy most Sacred Heart, I may deserve to be heard in the sight of Thy Divine Majesty. Amen. Lord Jesus, in unison with that Divine intention of Thy Heart, whereby Thou didst pay to God the tribute of Thy praise, I offer to thee this prayer.

After which, place yourself before the Lord, in some appropriate mystery, or as dwelling in the holy Tabernacle. Finally, beg fervently of Him the fruit of the prayer which you are about to make. These three things constitute the beginning or introduction of the meditation, in whichsoever manner it is made.

Next…first, read slowly and attentively one or more verses, according as you may find it necessary or useful; secondly, consider how true that is which you have just now read; how true all the Saints deemed it, as well as all they that were anxious to deliver their souls from everlasting perdition, and to save them for eternity; how true you yourself will think it at the moment of death; thirdly, examine yourself, endeavoring to discover what has hitherto been, in practice, your conduct concerning it; if good, return thanks to the Lord, and ascribe to him all the glory, and do not neglect to beg for grace to be enabled to persevere in well-doing, yea, to act even better and more perfectly; if, on the contrary, evil, grieve, excite an act of contrition, ask pardon; fourthly, form a good resolution of correcting yourself, or making progress for the better: select means adapted to this purpose, and ask for grace to execute your resolve. The being done, if the allotted time for meditation is not elapsed, pass over to other verses, following the same order. – The Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Peter Joseph Arnoudt SJ, 1811-1865


christ-roi

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To Jesus Christ, our Sov’reign King,
Who is the world’s salvation,
All praise and homage do we bring,
And thanks and adoration.
Refrain:
Christ Jesus Victor, Christ Jesus Ruler!
Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!
2. Thy reign extend, O King benign,
To ev’ry land and nation,
For in Thy kingdom, Lord divine,
Alone we find salvation.
(Refrain)
3. To Thee and to Thy Church, great King,
We pledge our hearts’ oblation,
Until before Thy throne we sing,
In endless jubilation.
(Refrain)

ToJesusChristOurSovereignKing


JesusMyLordMyGodMyAll

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1) 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!
O, make us love Thee more and more!
2) 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, make us love Thee more and more!
3) 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!
O, make us love Thee more and more!
4) 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!
O, make us love Thee more and more!
5) 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!
O, make us love Thee more and more!
6) 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, make us love Thee more and more!
7) O earth! grow flowers beneath His feet,
And thou, 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!
O, make us love Thee more and more!
8) 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!
O, make us love Thee more and more!
9) 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!
All, all we have or are be Thine!
Amen.


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1 Sweet Sacrament divine,
hid in Thine earthly home,
lo, round Thy lowly shrine,
with suppliant hearts we come;
Jesus, to Thee our voice we raise
in songs of love and heartfelt praise:
sweet Sacrament divine,
sweet Sacrament divine.
2 Sweet Sacrament of peace,
dear home for every heart,
where restless yearnings cease
and sorrows all depart;
there in Thine ear all trustfully
we tell our tale of misery:
sweet Sacrament of peace,
sweet Sacrament of peace.
3 Sweet Sacrament of rest,
ark from the ocean’s roar,
within Thy shelter blest
soon may we reach the shore;
save us, for still the tempest raves,
save, lest we sink beneath the waves:
sweet Sacrament of rest,
sweet Sacrament of rest.
4 Sweet Sacrament divine,
earth’s light and jubilee,
in Thy far depths doth shine
Thy Godhead’s majesty;
sweet light, so shine on us, we pray,
that earthly joys may fade away:
sweet Sacrament divine,
sweet Sacrament divine.

0415MotherPelican
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ADORO te devo__-te,
latens Deitas,
quae sub his figu__-ris
vere latitas:
tibi se__ cor me__-um
totum subiicit,
quia te contem__-plans
totum deficit.
2. Visus, tactus, gu__-stus
in te fallitur,
sed auditu so__-lo
tuto creditur;
credo quid__-quid dix__-it
Dei Filius:
nil hoc verbo Ve__-ri-
tatis verius.
3. In cruce late__-bat
sola Deitas,
at hic latet si__-mul
et humanitas;
ambo ta__-men cre__-dens
atque confitens,
peto quod peti__-vit
latro paenitens.
4. Plagas, sicut Tho__-mas,
non intueor;
Deum tamen me__-um
te confiteor;
fac me ti__-bi sem___-per
magis credere,
in te spem habe__-re,
te diligere.
5. O memoria__-le
mortis Domini!
panis vivus, vi__-tam
praestans homini!
praesta me__-ae men__-ti
de te vivere
et te illi sem__-per
dulce sapere.
6. Pie pellica__-ne,
Iesu Domine,
me immundum mun__-da
tuo sanguine;
cuius u__-na stil__-la
salvum facere
totum mundum quit__ ab
omni scelere.
7. Iesu, quem vela__-tum
nunc aspicio,
oro fiat il__-lud
quod tam sitio;
ut te re__-vela__-ta
cernens facie,
visu sim bea__-tus
tuae gloriae.
A__-men.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins
Adoro te devote, latens Deitas,
Quæ sub his figuris vere latitas;
Tibi se cor meum totum subjicit,
Quia te contemplans totum deficit.
Godhead here in hiding, whom I do adore,
Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more,
See, Lord, at Thy service low lies here a heart
Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art.
Visus, tactus, gustus in te fallitur,
Sed auditu solo tuto creditur.
Credo quidquid dixit Dei Filius;
Nil hoc verbo veritátis verius.
Seeing, touching, tasting are in thee deceived:
How says trusty hearing? that shall be believed;
What God’s Son has told me, take for truth I do;
Truth Himself speaks truly or there’s nothing true.
In cruce latebat sola Deitas,
At hic latet simul et Humanitas,
Ambo tamen credens atque confitens,
Peto quod petivit latro pœnitens.
On the cross Thy godhead made no sign to men,
Here Thy very manhood steals from human ken:
Both are my confession, both are my belief,
And I pray the prayer of the dying thief.
Plagas, sicut Thomas, non intueor:
Deum tamen meum te confiteor.
Fac me tibi semper magis credere,
In te spem habere, te diligere.
I am not like Thomas, wounds I cannot see,
But can plainly call thee Lord and God as he;
Let me to a deeper faith daily nearer move,
Daily make me harder hope and dearer love.
O memoriale mortis Domini!
Panis vivus, vitam præstans homini!
Præsta meæ menti de te vívere,
Et te illi semper dulce sapere.
O thou our reminder of Christ crucified,
Living Bread, the life of us for whom he died,
Lend this life to me then: feed and feast my mind,
There be thou the sweetness man was meant to find.
Pie Pelicane, Jesu Domine,
Me immundum munda tuo sanguine:
Cujus una stilla salvum facere
Totum mundum quit ab omni scelere.
Bring the tender tale true of the Pelican;
Bathe me, Jesu Lord, in what Thy bosom ran
Blood whereof a single drop has power to win
All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.
Jesu, quem velatum nunc aspicio,
Oro, fiat illud quod tam sitio:
Ut te revelata cernens facie,
Visu sim beátus tuæ gloriæ. Amen
Jesu, whom I look at shrouded here below,
I beseech thee send me what I thirst for so,
Some day to gaze on thee face to face in light
And be blest for ever with Thy glory’s sight. Amen.

DoubtingThomas


panis-angelicus
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SACRIS solemniis
iuncta sint gaudia,
et ex praecordiis
sonent praeconia;
recedant vetera,
nova sint omnia,
corda, voces, et opera.
2. Noctis recolitur
cena novissima,
qua Christus creditur
agnum et azyma
dedisse fratribus,
iuxta legitima
priscis indulta patribus.
3. Post agnum typicum,
expletis epulis,
Corpus Dominicum
datum discipulis,
sic totum omnibus,
quod totum singulis,
eius fatemur manibus.
4. Dedit fragilibus
corporis ferculum,
dedit et tristibus
sanguinis poculum,
dicens: Accipite
quod trado vasculum;
omnes ex eo bibite.
5. Sic sacrificium
istud instituit,
cuius officium
committi voluit
solis presbyteris,
quibus sic congruit,
ut sumant, et dent ceteris.
6. Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
dat panis caelicus
figuris terminum;
O res mirabilis:
manducat Dominum
pauper, servus et humilis.
7. Te, trina Deitas
unaque, poscimus:
sic nos tu visita,
sicut te colimus;
per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus,
ad lucem quam inhabitas.
Amen.

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Latin text An English translation
1. Sacris solemniis
iuncta sint gaudia,
et ex praecordiis
sonent praeconia;
recedant vetera,
nova sint omnia,
corda, voces, et opera.
1. At this our solemn feast
let holy joys abound,
and from the inmost breast
let songs of praise resound;
let ancient rites depart,
and all be new around,
in every act, and voice, and heart.
2. Noctis recolitur
cena novissima,
qua Christus creditur
agnum et azyma
dedisse fratribus,
iuxta legitima
priscis indulta patribus.
2. Remember we that eve,
when, the Last Supper spread,
Christ, as we all believe,
the Lamb, with leavenless bread,
among His brethren shared,
and thus the Law obeyed,
of all unto their sire declared.
3. Post agnum typicum,
expletis epulis,
Corpus Dominicum
datum discipulis,
sic totum omnibus,
quod totum singulis,
eius fatemur manibus.
3. The typic Lamb consumed,
the legal Feast complete,
the Lord unto the Twelve
His Body gave to eat;
the whole to all, no less
the whole to each did mete
with His own hands, as we confess.
4. Dedit fragilibus
corporis ferculum,
dedit et tristibus
sanguinis poculum,
dicens: Accipite
quod trado vasculum;
omnes ex eo bibite.
4. He gave them, weak and frail,
His Flesh, their Food to be;
on them, downcast and sad,
His Blood bestowed He:
and thus to them He spake,
“Receive this Cup from Me,
and all of you of this partake.”
5. Sic sacrificium
istud instituit,
cuius officium
committi voluit
solis presbyteris,
quibus sic congruit,
ut sumant, et dent ceteris.
5. So He this Sacrifice
to institute did will,
and charged His priests alone
that office to fulfill:
to them He did confide:
to whom it pertains still
to take, and the rest divide.
6. Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
dat panis caelicus
figuris terminum;
O res mirabilis:
manducat Dominum
pauper, servus et humilis.
6. Thus Angels’ Bread is made
the Bread of man today:
the Living Bread from heaven
with figures dost away:
O miraculous gift indeed!
the poor and lowly may
upon their Lord and Master feed.
7. Te, trina Deitas
unaque, poscimus:
sic nos tu visita,
sicut te colimus;
per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus,
ad lucem quam inhabitas.
Amen.
7. Thee, therefore, we implore,
O Godhead, One in Three,
so may Thou visit us
as we now worship Thee;
and lead us on Thy way,
That we at last may see
the light wherein Thou dwellest aye.
Amen.

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