Since January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, the Crusaders would like to do a month-long prayer event, in reparation to Our Lord's Holy Name which is so abused in our time. Please say the following hymn once a day for a month. This hymn has a plenary indulgence attached to it, which we can gain for ourselves or for the Holy Souls.
Jesu, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see,
And in thy presence rest!
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!
O hope of every contrite heart!
O joy of all the meek!
To those who fall, how kind thou art,
How good to those who seek!
But what to those who find? Ah this
Nor tongue nor pen can show:
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but his lovers know.
O Jesu, light of all below!
Thou Fount of life and fire!
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire!
Thee will I seek, at home, abroad,
Who everywhere art nigh;
Thee in my bosom's cell, O Lord,
As on my bed I lie.
With Mary to thy tomb, I'll haste,
Before the dawning skies,
And all around with longing cast
My soul's inquiring eyes;
Beside thy grave will make my moan,
And sob my heart away;
Then at thy feet sink trembling down,
And there adoring stay;
Nor from my tears and sighs refrain,
Nor those dear feet release,
My Jesu, till from thee I gain
Some blessed word of peace!
Offering this prayer in reparation to the Holy Name of Jesus, and for the intentions of all Crusaders