Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, The Prayer of Our Lord

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweBehold how the Father’s most merciful Word,
All burning with love, from His Heavenly Throne,
To cure all mankind, who through Adam were lost,
Makes haste to come down.

With pity regarding the sorrows of men,
And wishing the world from its ruin to raise,
The Master begs pardon, and bowing His Head,
Lies prostrate and prays.

With spirit perturbed by such numerous griefs,
My Father, He prays, take away from Thy Son
This Chalice of sorrow, yet let not My Will,
But Thy Will be done.

The Lord’s vital forces are weakened and fail,
When His Heart is oppressed by a sorrow so rude,
A Sweat of Blood flows from His Limbs, and the earth
With its drops is bedewed.

But swiftly an angel from Heaven descends,
And Jesus refreshes, as prostrate he lies;
His powers return, and He thus, with new strength,
Once more can arise.

Be honour and praise, to the Father, and Son,
To whom, above all names, a name has been given,
And glory and might to the Paraclete be,
For ever in Heaven. Amen.

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