A Song of St Anselm

A Song of St Anselm

1 Jesus, like a mother you gather your people to you; you are gentle with us as a mother with her children.

2 Often you weep over our sins and our pride, tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement.

3 You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds, in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us.

4 Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life; by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy.

5 Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us; in your love and tenderness remake us.

6 In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness, for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; 
as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

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