Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, The Lance and Nails, Lauds

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweThen, richly dyed with Christ’s own Blood,
I pray you, turn your points on me,
And pierce my heart, my feet, my hands,
For guilt should bear the penalty.

But then, the wounds which you inflict,
So justly due to sins of mine,
Let them my spirit’s healing be,
Since they are dyed with Blood Divine.

Let not my feet to ill draw nigh,
Let not my hands in wrong have part,
Let all profane, unholy love,
From out my wounded heart depart.

Pierced by the Nails, and by the Lance,
Jesus, to Thee may glory be,
With Father, and with Holy Ghost,
Now, and through all Eternity. Amen

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England