I pray that I may know You and love You
So as eternally to rejoice in You
And if, in the present life, I cannot do so fully
Grant that my love and knowledge may at least grow on earth
That my joy may be fully in Heaven:
A joy expected here and there fulfilled.
O Lord our Father
You counseled, or rather commanded through Your Son
That we ask for this fullness of joy,
and You promised to grant it.
I ask of You, O Lord,
that which, through Your Wonder-Counsellor,
You encouraged us to ask and promised to grant:
That our joy may be full!
Let my mine meditate on this joy,
my tongue speak of it,
My heart desire it,
my words extol it,
My soul hunger for it,
my flesh thirst for it,
My whole substance yearn for it,
Until I enter into the joy of my God
Who is Triune and One,