Teach me, teach me, dearest Jesus,
In thine own sweet loving way,
All the lessons of perfection
I must practice day by day
Teach me MEEKNESS, dearest Jesus,
Of Thine own the counterpart;
Not in words and actions only,
But the meekness of the heart.
Teach HUMILITY, sweet Jesus,
To this poor, proud heart of mine,
Which yet wishes, O my Jesus,
To be modeled after Thine.
Teach me FERVOR, dearest Jesus,
To comply with every grace,
So as never to look backward,
Never slacken in the race.
Teach me POVERTY, sweet Jesus,
That my heart may never cling
To whate�er its love might sever,
From my Savior, Spouse and King.
Teach me CHASTITY, sweet Jesus
That my every day may see
Something added to the likeness
That my soul should bear to Thee.
Teach OBEDIENCE, dearest Jesus,
Such as was Thy daily food
In Thy toilsome earthly journey
From the cradle to the rood.
Teach THY HEART, to me, dear Jesus,
Is my fervent, final prayer;
For all beauties and perfections
Are in full perfection there. Amen
© Tina's Prayer Gate
August 11, 2012