A Spiritual Communion

O, Holy Angel at my side,

Go to church for me,

And kneel in my place at Holy Mass

Where I desire to be.

 

At offertory, in my stead,

Take all I am and own

And offer it as a sacrifice

Upon the altar-throne.

 

At Holy Consecration’s bell,

Adore, with Seraph’s love,

My Jesus, hidden in the host,

Come down from Heaven above.

 

Then pray for those I dearly love,

And those who cause me grief,

That Jesus’ blood may cleanse all hearts

And suffering souls relieve.

 

And when the priest Communion takes,

O, bring my Lord to me,

That His Sweet Heart may rest on mine,

And I, His altar be!

 

Pray that this Sacrifice Divine

May mankind‘s sins efface.

Then bring my Jesus’ blessings home,

The pledge of every grace.

Amen.

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