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PN 33

 

 

J. M. J. T.

 

June 12, 1896

 

 

What I'll Soon See for the First Time!...

 

 

 

 

1 I am still on the other shore,
But sensing eternal happiness,
Oh! I would already like to leave this earth
And gaze on the wonders of Heaven....
When I dream of the joys of the other life,
I no longer feel the weight of my exile,
Since soon toward my only Homeland
I'll fly for the first time!...
 
2 Ah! Jesus, give me white wings
That I may take flight to you.
I want to fly to the eternal Shores.
I want to see you, O my Divine Treasure!
I want to fly into the arms of Mary
To rest on that choice throne
And receive from my dear Mother
A sweet Kiss for the first time!....
 
3 My Beloved, let me soon catch a glimpse
Of the sweetness of your first smile,
And let me, in my divine delirium,
Ah! let me hide in your Heart!...
Oh! what a moment! what ineffable happiness
When I'll hear the sweet sound of your voice,
When I'll see the divine brilliance
Of your Adorable Face for the first time!...
 
4 You know well, Sacred Heart of Jesus,
My only martyrdom is your love.
If my soul sighs for your beautiful Heaven,
It's to love you, to love you more and more!...
In Heaven, always intoxicated with tenderness,
I'll love you without limit and without law,
And my happiness will unceasingly seem
As new as the first time!!!...
 
The little sister of the Child Jesus

 

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

 

 

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datation: June 12, 1896

addressee: Marie du Sacré-Cœur, upon request