PN 5




1 My life is but an instant, a passing hour. My life is but a day that escapes and flies away.O my God! You know that to love you on earth I only have today!...

2 Oh, I love you, Jesus! My soul yearns for you. For just one day remain my sweet support. Come reign in my heart, give me your smile Just for today!

3 Lord, what does it matter if the future is gloomy? -Oh pray for tomorrow, oh no, I cannot!... keep my heart pure, cover me with your shadow Just for today.

4 If I think about tomorrow, I fear my fickleness, I feel sadness and worry rising up in my heart, put I'm willing, my God, to accept trial and suffering Just for today.

5 Divine Pilot! whose hand guides me, I'm soon to see you on the eternal shore. Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace Just for today.

6 Lord, let me hide in your Face, there I'll no longer hear the world's vain noise. Give me your love, keep me in your grace Just for today.

7 Near your divine Heart, I forget all passing things, I no longer dread the fears of the night. Jesus, give me a place in your Heart Just for today.

8 Living Bread, Bread of Heaven, divine Eucharist, q sacred Mystery! that Love has brought forth.... Come live in my heart, Jesus, my white Host, Just for today.

9 Deign to unite me to you, Holy and sacred Vine, and my weak branch will give you its fruit, And I'll be able to offer you a cluster of golden grapes Lord, from today on.

10 I've just this fleeting day to form this cluster of love, whose seeds are souls. Oh! give me, Jesus, the fire of an Apostle Just for today.

11 O Immaculate Virgin! You are my Sweet Star Giving Jesus to me and uniting me to Him. O Mother! Let me rest under your veil Just for today.

12 My Holy Guardian Angel, cover me with your wing. With your fire light the road that I'm taking. Come direct my steps... help me, I call upon you Just for today.

13 Lord, I want to see you without veils, without clouds, But still exiled, far from you, I languish. May your lovable face not be hidden from me Just for today.

14 Soon I'll fly away to speak your praises When the day without sunset will dawn on my soul. Then I'll sing on the Angels' lyre The Eternal Today!....


© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc


My Song for Today





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datation: June 1st, 1894

addressee: Marie du Sacré-Cœur, upon request