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BLESSED FRANCIS, HOLY FATHER
- St. Francis of Assisi -

Franciscan Manual / Sr.M.Theophane, O.S.B.

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BLESSED FRANCIS, HOLY FATHER


1 Blessed Francis, holy father,
Now our hearts to thee we raise,
As we gather here before thee,
Pouring forth our hymn of praise.
Bless thy children, holy Francis,
Who thy mighty help implore,
For in heaven thou remainest
Still the father of the poor.
2 By the love so deep and burning
For thy Savior crucified;
By the tokens which He gave thee
On thy hands, and feet and side:
Bless thy children, holy Francis,
With those wounded hands of thine,
From thy glorious throne in heaven,
Where resplendestly they shrine.
3 Teach us also, dear Saint Francis,
How to mourn for ev'ry sin;
May we walk in thy dear footsteps
Till the crown of life we win.
Make us love each priceless virtue
By our hidden God esteemed;
Make them valued, holy Francis,
By the souls of the redeemed.


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