O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Help Us Console Thee, O Bridegroom!

Help us console Thee, O Thou who didst say, "And I waited for one that would grieve with me, but there was no one; and for them that would comfort me, but I found none." Thou art wounded by our sins and dost deserve to receive us undefiled by the world and belonging entirely to Thee, for we were created by to live in Thy love, O Incarnate Word and Creator of all. In our selfishness we fled Thy love for the ways of the world. Help us now to console Thee, for our sins have wounded Thee. Help us to give ourselves to Thee undefiled and belonging only to Thee as Thou dost deserve, O Only Bridegroom!