Thus Christ’s dying may I carry
With Him in His Passion tarry
And His wounds in memory keep.
May His wounds transfix me wholly
May His Cross and life blood holy
Ebriate my heart and mind.
Thus inflamed with pure affection
In the Virgin’s Son protection
May I at the judgement find.
Keep the saving cross before me
Its protection ever o’er me
Grant, I pray, this final grace.
Jacopone da Todi (1228-1306)