Jesus Dulcis Memoria
Jesu the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find,
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
O Saviour of mankind!
O hope of every contrite heart!
O joy of all the meek!
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek!
But what to those who find? ah! this
Nor tongue nor pen can show:
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but His lov'd ones know.
Jesu! our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be;
Jesu! be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity.
(Lovely for children to memorize!)
1. Bow your head (and teach your children to do so) upon hearing the name of Jesus "that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth..." (Phillipians 2:10)
Prayers to Honor the Holy Name
(For a really cool image of St. Bernardine of Siena to color and assemble, go here! Also, Charlotte has some coloring pages! Go here and here.
7. Sing in honor of the Holy Name:
(In my top five favorite hymns)