official-catholic
burning-lampstand:

O Sacred Head
O Sacred Head surrounded By crown of piercing thorn! O bleeding Head, so wounded,  Reviled and put to scorn!  Death’s pallid hue comes o’er Thee,  The glow of life decays,  Yet angel hosts adore Thee  And tremble as they gaze.
I see Thy strength and vigor  All fading in the strife,  And death, with cruel vigor,  Bereaving Thee of life;  O agony and dying!  O love to sinners free!  Jesus, all grace supplying,  O turn Thy face on me!
In this Thy bitter Passion,  Good Shepherd, think of me,  With Thy most sweet compassion,  Unworthy though I be;  Beneath Thy Cross abiding, ‘Forever would I rest,  In Thy dear love confiding,  And wilth Thy presence blest.
———Saint Bernard of Clairvaux [1090-1153]

burning-lampstand:

O Sacred Head

O Sacred Head surrounded
By crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding Head, so wounded,
Reviled and put to scorn!
Death’s pallid hue comes o’er Thee,
The glow of life decays,
Yet angel hosts adore Thee
And tremble as they gaze.

I see Thy strength and vigor
All fading in the strife,
And death, with cruel vigor,
Bereaving Thee of life;
O agony and dying!
O love to sinners free!
Jesus, all grace supplying,
O turn Thy face on me!

In this Thy bitter Passion,
Good Shepherd, think of me,
With Thy most sweet compassion,
Unworthy though I be;
Beneath Thy Cross abiding,
‘Forever would I rest,
In Thy dear love confiding,
And wilth Thy presence blest.

———Saint Bernard of Clairvaux [1090-1153]