>Domine Iesu, noverim me, noverim te

>St. Augustine (354-430)

Lord Jesus, let me know myself, know You.
Let me desire nothing but You.
Let me hate myself, love You.
Let me do everything for Your sake.
Let me humble myself, exalt You.
Let me think of nothing but You.
Let me die to myself, live in You.
Let me accept whatever happens as from You.
Let me banish myself, follow You,
And ever desire to follow You.
Let me flee from myself, take refuge in You,
That I may deserve to be defended by You.
Let me fear myself, fear You,
And let me be among Your elect.
Let me distrust myself, trust You.
Let me obey for Your sake.
Let nothing affect me but You,
And let me be poor for You.
Look upon me, that I may love You.
Call me that I may see You,
And for ever enjoy You. Amen.

[Original text]

Domine Iesu, noverim me, noverim te,
Nec aliquid cupiam nisi te.
Oderim me et amem te.
Omnia agam propter te.
Humilem me, exaltem te.
Nihil cogitem nisi te.
Mortificem me et vivam in te.
Quaecumque eveniant accipiam a te.
Persequar me, sequar te,
Semerque optem sequi te.
Fugiam me, confugiam ad te,
Ut merear defendi a te.
Timeam mihi, timeam te,
Et sim inter electos a te.
Diffidam mihi, fidam in te.
Obedire velim propter te.
Ad nihil afficiar nisi ad te,
Et pauper sim propter te.
Aspice me, ut diligam te.
Voca me, ut videam te,
Et in aeternum fruar te. Amen.


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