16 December 2013

A Child's Prayer


Jesus, Lord and Saviour, hear me as I pray;
Jesus, Son of Mary, stay with me today.
Jesus, keep me faithful, loving, good and true;
Jesus, help me always trust and follow you.

To all those around me, help me show my love;
In my words and actions, like the saints above;
Guide me, dear Lord Jesus, in my work and play;
Grant that I may please you, now and ev’ry day.

Text: Fr. Christopher G. Phillips, 1994.
Music: Adoro devote, Plainchant, French church melody, 1697.

This is sung each day by the students of The Atonement Academy, as a Post-Communion Hymn at Mass.