THE SACRED HEART
Jesus, Creator of the world
(Auctor beate saeculi)
Unison or two-part chorus
Translated by Father Caswall
J. d' Hooghe
Jesus, Creator of the world!
Of all mankind Redeemed blest!
True God of God! In Whom we see
The Father's Image clear expressed.
Thee, Saviour, love alone constrain'd
To make our mortal flesh Thine own;
And as a second Adam come,
For the first Adam to atone.
That self same love that made the sky,
Which made the sea, and stars, and earth,
Took pity on our misery,
And broke the bondage of our birth.
O Jesu! In Thy Heart divine
May that same love forever glow,
Forever mercy to mankind,
From that exhaustless fountain flow.
For this Thy Sacred Heart was pierced,
And both with Blood and Water ran;
To cleanse us from the stains of guilt,
And be the hope of strength of man.
To God the Father, and the Son,
All praise, and pow'r, and glory be;
With Thee, O holy Paraclete,
Henceforth through a eternity.