Let us desire nothing else

by Francis of Assisi

English version by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP & Ignatius C. Brady, OFM
Original Language Italian

let us desire nothing else
let us wish for nothing else
let nothing else please us
     and cause us delight
except our Creator and Redeemer and Savior,
the one true God,
Who is the Fullness of Good
     all good, every good, the true and supreme good
Who alone is Good
     merciful and gentle
     delectable and sweet
Who alone is holy
     just and true
     holy and right
Who alone is kind
from Whom and through Whom and in Whom is
     all pardon
     all grace
     all glory
          of all the penitent and the just
          of all the blessed who rejoice together in heaven.
let nothing hinder us
     nothing separate us
     or nothing come between us.
Let all of us
     wherever we are
     in every place
     at every hour
     at every time of day
     everyday and continually
believe truly and humbly
and keep in our heart
and love, honor, adore,serve
     praise and bless
     glorify and exalt
     magnify and give thanks to
the most high and supreme eternal God
Trinity and Unity
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
Creator of all
Savior of all who believe in Him
     and hope in Him
     and love Him
Who is
     without beginning and without end
     unchangeable, invisible,
     indescribable, ineffable,
     incomprehensible, unfathomable,
     blessed, worthy of praise,
     glorious, exalted on high, sublime,
     most high, gentle, lovable,
     delectable and totally desirable above all else

-- from Francis and Clare: The Complete Works: The Classics of Western Spirituality, Translated by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP / Translated by Ignatius C. Brady, OFM

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