Little Office of the
Sacred Heart

Lauds

Introduction

℣ O Heart of Jesus, burning with love of me, inflame my heart with the love of thee.

℟ Amen.

℣ Lord open my lips.

℟ And my mouth shall declare thy praise.

℣ O God, ✠ hasten to mine aid.

℟ O Lord, make haste to help me.

℣ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.

℟ As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (outside Lent:) Alleluia. (from Septuagesima to Holy Saturday:) Praise be to Thee, O Lord, King of glory everlasting.

Hymn

Heart, worthy Throne of Godhead,
Thou didst the sacred power of the Holy Spirit,
Coming upon the Virgin's womb,
Make of her pure blood.

Thou art the glory of the Trinity;
In Thee art all the Father's joys;
The Son united himself to Thee;
On Thee the Spirit rests.

Thou art a lost world's Salvation,
Imperturbable Peace of the faithful,
A Resting-place for minds that are pure,
A Refuge for hearts that are chaste.

Heart of Jesus, sweeter than honey,
Friend of pure minds,
Loved by pure hearts,
May Thou reignest in the hearts of all.

Amen.

Anthem

O sacred Heart of Jesus, most eager for our salvation, draw us sinners back to Thy Heart, that we may not die in our sins.

℣ O God of my heart, my heart is ready to do thy will.

℟ My God, I desire it, and to carry thy law in the midst of my heart.

Let us pray.

Look, we beseech thee, O God of Mercy! on the heart of thy most beloved Son, in whom thou hast been well pleased: behold the bitter afflictions he has endured for us, and the worthy satisfactions he has made to thee in our behalf; that, being thus appeased, we may obtain of thee pardon for our sins, seeing we ask it with contrite hearts. Kindle in our hearts so ardent a love of Christ, that, being all inflamed with the affections of his divine heart, we may also merit to be found according to thy heart, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

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