Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rest well, your blessed limbs

Rest well, your blessed limbs, now I will no longer mourn you, rest well and bring me also to peace! The grave that is allotted to you and encloses no further suffering, opens heaven for me and closes off Hell.

Ah, Lord, let your dear angle, at my final end, take my soul to Abraham's bosom. Let my body, in its sleeping chamber, without any anguish for pain, rest until the last day! At that day wake me from my death, so that these poor eyes may see you in all joy, O Son of God, my savior on the throne of grace! Lord Jesus Christ, hear me, I will praise you evermore!

St. John's Passion