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This was composed in France and has been in widespead use since 1937
 

Lord have mercy on us

Lord have mercy on us

Christ have mercy on us

Christ have mercy on us

Lord have mercy on us

Lord have mercy on us

Christ hear us

have mercy on us

God the Father of heaven

have mercy on us

God the Son, Redeemer of the world

have mercy on us

God the Holy Spirit

have mercy on us

Holy Trinity, One God

have mercy on us

Sacred Head of Jesus

Formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Guide me in all my ways

Sacred Head of Jesus

Substantially united to the Word of God

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Temple of Divine Wisdom

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Hearth of eternal clarities

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Sanctuary of infinite intelligence

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Providence against error

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Sun of heaven and earth

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Treasure of science and pledge of faith

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Beaming with beauty, justice and love

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Full of grace and truth

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Living lesson of humility

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Reflection of God's infinite majesty

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Object of the delights of the heavenly Father

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who received the caresses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Sacred Head of Jesus

On whom the Holy Spirit reposed

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who allowed a reflection of Thy Glory to shine on Tabor

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who had no place on earth to lay

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Sacred Head of Jesus

To whom the perfumed ointment of Magdalen was pleasing

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who deigned to tell Simon that he did not anoint Thy Head when Thou entered his house

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Bathed in a sweat of blood in Gethsemane

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who wept over our sins

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Crowned with thorns

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Disgracefully outraged during the passion

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Consoled by the loving gesture of Veronica

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Which thou inclined towards the earth at the moment Thou saved us by the separation of Thy Soul from Thy Body on the cross

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Light of every man coming into this world

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Our Guide and our Hope

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who knows all our needs

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who dispenses all graces

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who directs the movements of the Divine Heart

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who governs the world

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who will judge all our actions

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who knows the secrets of our hearts

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Sacred Head of Jesus

That we want to make known and adored by the whole world

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Sacred Head of Jesus

Who ravishes the angels and the saints

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Sacred Head of Jesus

That we hope to contemplate one day, unveiled

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- I adore Thy Sacred Head , oh Jesus,

- And I submit myself to all the decrees of Thine infinite Wisdom.

Let us pray

Oh Jesus, Who deigned to reveal to Thy servant Teresa Higginson Thine immense desire to see Thy Sacred Head adored, grant me the joy to make it known and honoured; let fall on my soul a ray of Thy light, in order that I may advance from clarity to clarity, conducted by Thine adorable Wisdom to the recompense promised to Thine elect. Amen.