Let mine eyes see

Let mine eyes see thee, sweet Jesus of Nazareth,

      Let mine eyes see thee, and then see death.

      Let them see that can, Roses and Jessamine,

      Seeing thy face most fair, all blossom are therein.

      Flower of seraphin, sweet Jesus of Nazareth.

      Let mine eyes see thee, and then see death.

      Nothing I require, where my Jesus is;

      Anguish all desire, saving only this;

      All my help is his, He only succoureth.

Let mine eyes see thee, and then see death.

- St Teresa of Avila

  - translated by

Arthur Symons (1865-1945)

from Cities and Sea-Coasts

and Islands, published 1918

From: recmusic.org