Most High and Holy Trinity! Who of Thy mercy mild Hast formed me here in Time, to be Thy image and Thy child: Oh let me love Thee day and night With all my soul, with all my might; Oh come, Thyself my soul prepare, And make Thy dwelling ever there! Father! replenish with Thy grace This longing heart of mine, Make it Thy quiet dwelling-place, Thy sacred inmost shrine! Forgive that oft my spirit wears Her time and strenght in trivial cares, Enfold her in Thy changeless peace, So she from all but Thee may cease! Oh God the Son! Thy wisdom's light On my dark reason pour; Forgive that things of sense and sight Were all her joy of yore; Henceforth let every thought and deed On Thee be fixed, from Thee proceed, Draw me to Thee, for I would rise Above these earthly vanities! Oh Holy Ghost! Thou fire of love, Enkindle with Thy flame my will; Come with Thy strength, Lord, from above, Help me Thy bidding to fulfil: Forgive that I so oft have done What I as sinful ought to shun; Let me with pure and quenchless fire Thy favour and Thyself desire! Most High and Holy Trinity! Draw me away far hence, And fix upon eternity All powers of soul and sense! Make me at one within; at one With Thee on earth; when life is done Take me to dwell in light with Thee, Most High and Holy Trinity!
|First Line:||Most High and Holy Trinity!|
|Title:||Most High and Holy Trinity!|
|German Title:||Hochheilige Dreieinigkeit|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1855)|