the Carmel

Jesus, my Beloved, remember!... - PN 24

(Tune: Remember)

“My daughter, seek out those of my words that breathe the most love; write them down, and then keep them preciously like relics, take care to reread them often. When a friend wishes to reawaken in his friend's heart the raw liveliness of his affection, he says to him: Remember what you felt, when you said such a word to me one day, or else: Do you remember your feelings for such a time, such a day, in such a place?... Believe it then, the most precious relics of me on earth are the words of my love, the words coming from my very sweet Heart. »

(Words of Our Lord to Saint Gertrude.)   

1. Remember the glory of the Father
Remember the divine splendors
That you left exile on earth
To redeem all poor sinners
O Jesus! lowering yourself to the Virgin Mary
You behold your greatness and your infinite glory
Ah! maternal breast
Who was your second Heaven
Reminds you.

2. Remember that on the day you were born
Leaving Heaven the Angels sang:
“To our God, glory, honor and power
And peace to hearts of goodwill.”
For nineteen hundred years you've kept your promise
Lord, of your children peace is wealth
To taste forever
Your ineffable peace
I come to you.

3. I come to you, hide me in your diapers
In your cradle I want to stay forever
There I can sing with the angels
Remind you of your joys of the first days
O Jesus! remember the shepherds and the magi
Who joyfully offered you their hearts and their homage
Of the innocent procession
who gave you his blood
Reminds you.

4. Remember that the arms of Mary
You preferred to your royal throne
Little Child, to support your life
You had nothing but virginal milk
At this feast of love that your Mother gives you
Oh ! deign to invite me, Jesus my little Brother.
than your little sister
Made your heart beat
Reminds you !...

5. Remember that you named your father
The humble Joseph who by order of Heaven
Without waking you, on your mother's breast
Was able to tear yourself away from the fury of a mortal.
...... Word God, remember this strange mystery
You kept silent and made an angel speak!
From your distant exile
On the banks of the Nile
Reminds you.

6. Remember that on other shores
The golden stars and the silver moon
That I contemplate in the cloudless azure
Have rejoiced, charmed your childish eyes.
With your little hand that caressed Marie
You supported the world and gave it life.
And you thought of me
Jesus, my little King
Reminds you...

7. Remember that in solitude
You worked with your divine hands
Living forgotten was your sweetest study
You rejected the knowledge of humans
O You! who with a single word could charm the world
You don't hide your deep wisdom anymore.
You seemed ignorant,
O Almighty Lord!
Reminds you.......

8. Remember that a stranger on earth,
You were wandering, you the Eternal Word,
You had nothing... no, not even a stone
Not a shelter, like the bird of the sky...
O Jesus! come into me, come and rest your head,
Come, to receive you my soul is ready
My Beloved Savior
Rest in my heart
It is yours...

9. Remember divine tenderness
With which you fill the smallest children
I also want to receive your caresses
Ah! give me your lovely kisses
To enjoy in Heaven your sweet presence
I will know how to practice the virtues of childhood
Have you not often said:
"Heaven is for the child?..."
Reminds you.

10. Remember that at the edge of the fountain
A traveler weary of the way
Made it overflow on the Samaritan woman
The waves of love that her breast contained
Ah! I know the One who asked for a drink
He is the Gift of God, the source of glory,
It is He, the Water that springs
It is He who told us:
"Come to me."

11. “Come to me, poor souls loaded
Your heavy burdens will soon be lightened
And forever quenched
Springs will spring from your bosom.”
I thirst, O my Jesus! this Water I claim it
Deign to flood my soul with its divine torrents
To fix my stay
In the Ocean of Love
I come to you.

12. Remember child of light
Often I forget to serve my King well.
Oh ! take pity on my great misery
In your love, Jesus, forgive me.
In the affairs of Heaven deign to make me skilful
Show me the secrets hidden in the gospel
Ah! than this guestbook
Is my dearest treasure
Reminds you.

13. Remember that your divine Mother
Has a marvelous power over your heart
Remember that one day at his prayer
You turned water into delicious wine
Also deign to transform my imperfect Works
At the voice of Mary, Lord, make them perfect
That I am your child
O Jesus! often
Reminds you.

14. Remember that often the hills
You were climbing at sunset
Remember your divine prayers
Your love songs in the hour of sleep
Your prayer, oh my God, I offer it with delight
During my prayers, and then at the Holy Office
There close to your heart
I sing with happiness:
Reminds you !...

15. Remember that seeing the countryside
Your Divine Heart anticipated the harvests
Looking up at the holy mountain
Of your chosen ones you whispered the names...
That your harvest may soon be gathered
Every day, oh my God, I immolate myself and I pray
That my joys and my tears
Are for the reapers
Reminds you....

16. Remember the Feast of Angels
Remember the harmony of Heaven
And the joy of the sublime phalanxes
When a sinner looks up at you
Ah! I want to increase this great joy
Jesus, for sinners, I want to pray without ceasing
That I came to Carmel
To populate your beautiful sky
Reminds you.......

17. Remember the sweetest Flame
That you wanted to light up in hearts
This Fire from Heaven, you put it in my soul
I also want to spread his ardor
A faint spark, oh mystery of life
Enough to start a huge fire
That I want, oh my God
Carry away your fire
Reminds you.

18. Remember this splendid feast
Which you gave to your repentant son
Remember that for the candid soul
You feed it Yourself every moment
Jesus with love you receive the prodigal
But the waves of your heart for me have no dam
My Beloved, my King
That your possessions are mine
Reminds you.

19. Remember that despising glory
By performing your divine miracles
You cried out, "How can you believe,
You who seek the esteem of humans?...
The works I do seem surprising to you
My friends will make much more brilliant ones...»
How humble and gentle you were
Jesus, my tender Spouse
Reminds you.

20. Remember that in a holy drunkenness
The Apostle-Virgin approached your Heart
In his rest he knew your tenderness
All your secrets, he understood them, Lord...
Of your beloved disciple I am not jealous
I know your secrets, cause I'm your bride
O my divine Savior
I fall asleep on your heart
He is mine !...

21. Remember that on the evening of agony
With your blood mingled your tears
Dew of love, its infinite value
Sprouted virginal flowers
An angel showing you this chosen harvest
Brought joy back to your blessed Face
Jesus, that you saw me
In the middle of your lilies
Reminds you.

22. Remember that your Dew is fruitful
Virginizing flower corollas
Made them capable from this world
To give birth to you a large number of hearts
I am a virgin, O Jesus! however what a mystery
By uniting myself to you, of souls I am a mother.
virginal flowers
who save sinners
Reminds you.

23. Remember that watered down with suffering
A Condemned One Turning to the Heavens
Cried, "Soon, in my power
You will see me look glorious.”
That He was the Son of God, no one wanted to believe
For her ineffable glory was hidden...
O Prince of Peace
I recognize you
I believe in you !...

24. Remember that your divine Face
Among yours was always unknown
But you left your sweet image for me
And you know it, I recognized you......
Yes, I recognize you, all veiled in tears
Face of the Eternal, I discover your charms.
Jesus, with all my heart
Who collect your tears
Reminds you.

25. Remember the loving complaint
Who on the cross escaped from your heart
Ah! in mine, Jesus, it is imprinted
And of your thirst I share the ardor
The more I feel burned by your divine flames
The more I'm altered to give you souls
What a thirst for love
I burn night and day
Reminds you.

26. Remember, Jesus, Word of Life
That you love me until you die for me
I also want to love you madly
I also want to live and die for You.
You know it, oh my God! all i want
It's to make you loved and to be a martyr one day.
Of love I want to die
Lord, of my desire
Reminds you....

27. Remember that on the day of your victory
You said to us: "He who has not seen
The Glorious Son of God
He is happy, if all the same he believed!”
In the shadow of Faith, I love you and I adore you
O Jesus! to see you, I wait in peace for the dawn
That my desire is not
To see you here
Reminds you.....

28. Remember that ascending to the Father
You couldn't leave us orphans
And taking you prisoner on earth
You know how to veil all your divine rays
But the shade of your veil is bright and pure
Living Bread of Faith, Heavenly Food
O mystery of love!
My Daily Bread
Jesus, it's You!....

29. Jesus, it is you who despite the blasphemies
Enemies of the Sacrament of Love
It's you who want to show how much you love me
Since in my heart you fix your stay
O Bread of the exile! Holy and Divine Host
It is no longer I who live, but I live your life.
Your golden ciborium
favorite among all
Jesus, it's me!

30. Jesus, I am your living sanctuary
That the wicked cannot profane
Stay in my heart, isn't it a bed
From which every flower to you wants to turn?
But if you went away, oh white Lily of the valleys
You know it well, my flowers would soon be stripped.
Always, my Beloved
Jesus, Embalmed Lily
Bloom in me!.....

31. Remember I want on earth
Consoling you for the forgetfulness of sinners.
My only Love, hear my prayer
Ah! to love you, give me a thousand hearts
But it's still too little, Jesus, Supreme Beauty
Give me to love you your divine Heart Himself
Of my burning desire
Lord, every moment
Reminds you.

32. Remember that your holy will
Is my rest, my only happiness
I abandon myself and I fall asleep without fear
In your arms, oh my divine Savior
If you also fall asleep when the storm roars
I want to stay always in deep peace
But while you sleep
Jesus, for revival
Get me ready!........

33. Remember that often I sigh
After the day of the great advent
Soon send the angel who must say to us:
"Wake up, there is no more time!..."
So quickly I'll cross space
Lord, very close to you, I will take my place
Than in the Eternal stay
you must be my sky
Reminds you !...

Dating: 21th October, 1895
Recipient: Céline (sr Geneviève) at his request.
Although respecting Céline's request, Thérèse reverses the objective: it is not for Jesus to remember Céline's sacrifices, but for Céline to remember the work of Jesus.

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