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O Sweet Jesus! why talk of the future?... You are still only a day-old child... Ah, let me sing of Your charm and sweetness...

The angel sings to the tune of "L'encens divin" ["The Divine Incense"]

Jesus Divine, what melody is there
That can tell of Your sweetness and beauty?...
Charming flower, barely in bloom,
Who will sing Your fragrance, your purity?
Where is the sweetly
Sounding lyre
That can describe
Your ravishing charms?
 

[Scene 2]

An angel enters carrying the instruments of the Passion. He shows the Guardian Angel a veil imprinted with the Holy Face  which that angel contemplates with delight.

 

THE ANGEL OF THE CHILD JESUS 

 

 

O my Brother! what is this ravishing image? Having contemplated the ineffable face of the Divine Child, I believed I could no longer find other beauty on earth, but the mysterious impact of this veil shows me  the same beauty as that of Jesus, with fresh charms!!!...

THE ANGEL OF THE HOLY FACE

sings to the tune of "L'encens divin":

Angel of Heaven, this image is the lyre
That knows how to sing of the charms of Jesus 
The only melody that can tell of
The sweet shining radiance of the Flower of the elect.
 
Divine Face,
Yes, Your beauty
Hides for the angel
The brightness of heaven!...
 
 
The angel kneels before the Infant Jesus and leans over Him.
 
Jesus Divine, at the dawn of Your life,
 Your beautiful Face is bathed in tears;
Tears of love on the blessed Face
Will flow to the evening of sorrows.
 
Divine Face,
Yes, Your beauty
Hides for the angel
The brightness of heaven!...
 

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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