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.