Act of Love - Saint Francis Xavier

My God, I love Thee, not that I
May reign with Thee eternally,
Nor that I may escape the lot
Of those, O God, who love Thee not,
Thou, Thou, my Jesus, Thou for me
Didst agonize on Calvary,
Didst bear the Cross, the nails, the lance
The rabble's ignominious glance.
Unnumbered griefs, unmeasured woes,
Fainting's and agonizing throes,
And death itself, and all for me,
A sinner and Thine enemy.
And shalt not then Thy love cause me,
Most loving Jesus, to love Thee?
Not that in heaven I may reign,
Nor to escape eternal pain,
Nor in the hope of any gain;
But as, O Jesus, Thou lovest me,
So do I love, and will love Thee,
Because Thou are my King, my Lord,
 Because, O Jesus! Thou art God.
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