Latinised Hymns

Lord, it belongs not to my care

Lord, it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live:
To love and serve thee is my share,
And this thy grace must give.

Christ leads me through no darker rooms
Than he went through before;
He that unto God's Kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.

Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
Thy blessed face to see;
For if thy work on earth be sweet,
What will thy glory be!

Then shall I end my sad complaints
And weary, sinful days,
And join with the triumphant saints
That sing my Saviour's praise.

My knowledge of that life is small,
The eye of faith is dim;
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with him.


Non quaero, mihi sit datum
vivamne an peream;
tibi servire sit meum
tuam per gratiam.

Opacum ducis per locum?
Ibi isti tu prius;
nec itur aliis tuum
in regnum foribus.

Appareas, si fecerit
me dignum gratia;
cum dulce opus terrestre sit,
quid gloria tua!

Tum non peccatis domitus
diutius querar,
qui tecum triumphantibus
sanctis adiciar.

Non vita qualis illa sit
(lippa est fides) scio:
sat est quod Christus omne scit
comes cui tunc ero.

MM 19–28.6.99