Jesus, grant me this, I pray


Jesus, grant me this, I pray,
ever in thy heart to stay;
let me evermore abide
hidden in thy wounded side.

If the evil one prepare,
or the world, a tempting snare,
I am safe when I abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

If the flesh, more dangerous still,
tempt my soul to deeds of ill,
naught I fear when I abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

Death will come one day to me;
Jesus, cast me not from thee:
dying let me still abide
in thy heart and wounded side.


Words: Latin, 1753;
trans. Henry Williams Baker, 1861

Music: Song 13

Meter: 77 77

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