25 December 2016

"Heart of the Holy Child" (English Catholic Hymn Book)


             HEART of the Holy Child
             Hide me in thee,
             Purest and undefiled
             Purify me.
             Joy of my earthly life,
             Far from sin and passions rife,
             Troubling this world of strife,
             Keep me with thee.

             Sweet Child of Bethlehem,
             Open thine Heart,
             Lessons from Nazareth
             Deign to impart;
             Mary and Joseph dear
             Let us be to Jesus near,
             With you we shall not fear
             From him to part.

Author unknown
from The English Catholic Hymn Book
The S. Matthew Edition, No. 977