Augustine of Hippo

Lord Jesus,

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Let me know myself; let me know You,
and desire nothing else but You.

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Let me hate myself and love You,
and do all things for the sake of You.

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Let me humble myself and exalt You,
and think of nothing else but You.

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Let me die to myself and live in You,
and take whatever happens as coming from You.

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Let me forsake myself and walk after You,
and ever desire to follow You.

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Let me flee from myself and turn to You,
that so I may merit to be defended by You.

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Let me fear for myself, let me fear You,
and be among those that are chosen by You.

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Let me distrust myself and trust in You,
and ever obey for the love of You.

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Let me cleave to nothing but You,
and ever be poor because of You.

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Call me, that I may see You,
and forever possess You, for all eternity.
Amen.

 

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