Lord Jesu, Thou art Sweetness to my Soul

Lord Jesu, Thou art sweetness to my soul:
I to myself am bitterness:

Regard my fainting struggle toward the goal,
Regard my manifold distress,
O Sweet Jesu.

Thou art Thyself my goal, O Lord my King:
Stretch forth Thy hand to save my soul:
What matters more or less of journeying?
While I touch Thee I touch my goal,
O Sweet Jesu.

~ Christina Rosetti (1830-1894)


About middlingpoet

From the Gawain poet to Rainer Maria Rilke: I love traditional poetry.
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