Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Only Homeland

1 Jesus, your ineffable image
Is the star that guides my steps.
Ah! you know, your sweet Face
Is for me Heaven on earth.
My love discovers the charms
Of your Face adorned with tears.
I smile through my own tears
When I contemplate your sorrows....
 
2 Oh! To console you I want
To live unknown on earth!....
Your beauty, which you know how to veil,
Discloses for me all its mystery.
I would like to fly away to you!....
 
3 Your Face is my only Homeland.
It's my Kingdom of love.
It's my cheerful Meadow,
Each day, my sweet Sun.
It's the Lily of the Valley
Whose mysterious perfume
Consoles my exiled soul,
Making it taste the peace of Heaven.
 
4 It's my Rest, my Sweetness
And my melodious Lyre....
Your Face, O my sweet Savior,
Is the Divine bouquet of Myrrh
I want to keep on my heart!...
 
5 Your Face is my only wealth.
I ask for nothing more.
Hiding myself in it unceasingly,
I will resemble you, Jesus....
Leave in me the Divine impress
Of your Features filled with sweetness,
And soon I'll become holy.
I shall draw hearts to you.
 
6 So that I may gather
A beautiful golden harvest,
Deign to set me aflame with your fire.
With your adored Mouth,
Give me soon the eternal Kiss!...