Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J.
Volume: Main Street and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1917
Poem of the Day:
Feb 8 2014
Comment 1 of 1, added on February 21st, 2006 at 6:04 AM.
This is no comment - but perhaps you can help me.
Today I got a Translation from Hopkins, S. J. and I
should have a good translation in German.
The prayer of Saint Francis Xavier
O Deus Ego Amo Te O God, I love Thee, I love Thee - Not out of hope of heaven for me Nor fearing not to love and be In the everlasting burning. Thou, Thou, my Jesus, after me Didst reach Thine arms out dying, For my sake sufferedst nail and lance, Mocked and marred countenance, Sorrows passing number, Sweat and care and cumber, Yea and death, and this for me. And Thou couldst see me sinning; Then I, why should not I love Thee, Jesus, so much in love with me? Not for heaven's sake; not to be Out of hell by loving Thee; Not for any gains I see; But just the way that Thou didst me I do love and I will love Thee: What must I love Thee, Lord, for then? For being my king and God. Amen.
(translated by G.M.Hopkins SJ)
It would be wonderful, if you could give me a translation of the PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER in German.
I think, it's not easy to translate a prayer like this.
My English is too bad!
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