Saturday, April 23, 2011
Canticle of the Blood
By Saint Maria de Mattias
Come, let us adore Christ, the Son of God,
who has redeemed us with His Blood.
Clap your hands, all you peoples,
sing unto God with a voice of jubilation.
For You, God, glorious and mighty,
have shown us mercy.
You have not spared Your only Son
but delivered Him up in our behalf.
That You might redeem us from
our sins in Christ’s own Blood;
That justified in the Blood of Jesus
You might turn Your anger from us;
That we who were separated might
be reconciled through the Blood of Christ.
O God, my God, what can I render
to You for all the good
you have bestowed upon me?
I will take the chalice of salvation,
and I will call upon the power of Christ’s Blood.
Sing to Jesus, all you saints, and
make known the memory of His holiness.
For Christ indeed has loved us and
washed us in His Blood and has
become our helper and redeemer.
May Christ be blessed forever who
has wrought such wonders in us.
Blessed be Jesus for all ages, and
may the heavens and the earth
be filled with the praises of His love.
Come, let us adore Christ, the Son
of God, who has redeemed us with His Blood.