Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

My dear blogging friend, Kevin, recently lost his wife's niece to breast cancer. Read his poignant post about this loss on his blog at
Kevin has this amazing ability to somehow combine music and poetry or prayer or quotes for some of his posts. In honor of his niece, I have tried to find an apprpriate music video and prayer for which to remember her and the loss others are feeling as a result of her passing.

Jesu, by that shuddering dread which fell on thee;
Jesu, by that cold dismay which sicken'd thee;
Jesu, by that pang of heart which thrill'd in thee;
Jesu, by that mount of sins which stifled thee;
Jesu, by that sense of guilt which stifled thee;
Jesu, by that innocence which girdled thee;
Jesu, by that sanctity which reigned in thee;
Jesu, by that Godhead which was one with thee;
Jesu, spare these souls which are so dear to thee;
Who in prison, calm and patient, wait for thee;
Hasten, Lord, their hour, and bid them come to thee
To that glorious home, where they shall ever gaze on thee.

~John Henry Newman

Kevin, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife's niece. Please send my condolences to your wife and the niece's daugher. I shall keep all of you in prayer.


At 2:09 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

This was a beautiful post, Val. Thank you.

At 3:36 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

You're welcome, my friend.

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Prayers for Kevin and his entire family.


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