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Analysis and comments on Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J. by Joyce Kilmer

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
I think, it's not easy to translate a prayer like this.
My English is too bad!

Kindly regards!
Gertraud Lässer

Gertraud Lässer from Austria

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Information about Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J.

Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Poem: 10. Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J.
Volume: Main Street and Other Poems
Year: 1917
Added: Aug 7 2004
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