To Jesus’ Heart All Burning

Traditional Air by Rev. A.J. Christe, S.J.   This is the music swept away by the winds of VII       Children like myself sang it in the 1940’s and 50’s … JFK and Jackie had a Sacred Heart song sung at their wedding. It was a typical First Friday song.

Cor Amoris

To Jesus’ Heart all burning  With fervent love for men                                                                    My heart with fondest yearning    Shall raise its joyful strain

Refrain:                                                                                                                                                     While ages course along  Blest be with loudest song,                                                                       The Sacred Heart of Jesus by every heart and tongue.

O Heart for me on fire  With love no tongue can speak                                                                 My yet untold desire   God gives me for Thy sake.


Too true,  I have forsaken Thy love by willful sin;                                                                           But now let me be taken   Back by thy grace again


As thou art meek and lowly; And ever pure of Heart                                                                     So let my heart be wholly Of Thine the counterpart


Oh! that to me were given  The pinions of a dove,                                                                            I’d speed aloft to heaven,  My Jesus love to prove.


When life away is flying,  And earth’s false glare is done                                                                Still, Sacred Heart in dying,  I’ll say I’m all Thy own.


“The More you honor Me, the more I will Bless you”     Sung by the Singing Nuns with their angelic voices