IMAGE OF CHRIST CHILD ONLY
Greetings to the
most loving little Jesus, sweetest love, far above all created love!
most lovable little Jesus, living Bread of Bethlehem, innocent Lamb of
I greet Thee, and in the desires of all Christendom I embrace Thee.
Hail, most charming little Jesus, noble Child of Nazareth,
full rose of Jericho, blooming flower from Heaven!
Draw our hearts to Thyself and refresh them with Thy sweetness.
King of Judea! Receive us into the number of Thy chosen servants.
most beautiful little Jesus, watchful Shepherd of the heavenly sheep,
fellow-Brother of all the children of men, delicate flower planted by
the Holy Spirit
the virgin heart of Mary, bright daybreak rising out of the dark night
to the joy of the whole earth!
away from us the darkness of sin.
and praise be to Thee, tender, sweet little Jesus!
the depths of my heart I pray and adore Thee because for the love of me
and of all mankind
wert willing to lie in the manger and to suffer such great poverty and
thank and adore Thy tender limbs and Thy tender hands and feet, and I
praise the inexpressible love
didst draw Thou forth from the bosom of the Heavenly Father, down to a
poor and miserable stable.
and praise be to Thee, noble little Jesus! I greet and praise Thee with
the same fervent love
which Thy mother loved and praised Thee so intensely.
and praise be to Thee, most beloved little Jesus, sweet delight of
greet and praise Thee with the same love which madst
leave Heaven and become a poor Child.
and praise be to Thee, most precious little Jesus, joy and honor of Thy
thank Thee through Thine Own sweet Heart which Thou hast revealed to
the whole world through Thy birth.
greet Thee over and over again, most beautiful little Jesus, sweetest
delight of the Father's Heart,
of sick souls. I offer to Thee my own heart for Thine eternal glory and
crown, love, joy, bliss of virgins! Thy love madst
the Son of a Virgin. May Thou be glorified and praised forever. Amen.
Gertrude the Great
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