Jesus, refuge of the weary

Jesus, refuge of the weary, object of the spirit’s love,
Fountain in life’s desert dreary, Savior from the world above.
O how oft Your eyes, offended, gaze upon the sinner’s fall;
Yet upon the cross extended, You did bear the pain of all.

Do we pass that cross unheeding, breathing no repentant vow,
Though we see You wounded, bleeding, see Your thorn encircled brow?
Yet Your sinless death has brought us life eternal, peace, and rest;
Only what Your grace has taught us calms the sinner’s stormy breast.

Jesus, may our hearts be burning with more fervent love for Thee;
May our eyes be ever turning to Your cross of agony;
Till in glory, parted never from the blessed Savior’s side,
Graven in our hearts forever, dwell the cross, the Crucified.
………………………………………….~ Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498)

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