All ye who seek for sure relief (1)
All ye who seek for sure relief. Latin, probably 18th century, translated by Edward Caswall* (1814-1878).
This is an alternative to ‘All ye that seek a comfort sure’*, a variant on Caswall’s translation of ‘Quicunque certum quaeritis’ in his Lyra Catholica (1849). It was set for Vespers and Matins in ‘Another Office of the same Feast’, referring to ‘Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi’, the ‘Feast of the most sacred heart of Jesus’. It had six stanzas:
All ye who seek a certain cure In trouble or distress, Whatever sorrow vex the mind Or guilt the soul oppress:
Jesus, who gave himself for you Upon the Cross to die, Opens to you his sacred Heart, - Oh, to that Heart draw...
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