SALUTATIONS TO ALL THE PARTS OF CHRIST, and recommendation of himself unto him. (1658)

All hail, O head of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, dreadful to all powers, crowned for us with thorns, and smitten with a reed. All hail, O most beautiful face of our Saviour Jesus Christ, spit at and buffeted for us. All hail, O most benign eyes of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, bedewed for us with tears. All hail, O honey-flowing mouth, and throat most sweet of our Lord Jesus Christ, made for us to drink gall and vinegar. All hail, O most noble ears of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, vexed with contumelies and upbraidings for us. All hail, O most humble neck of Jesus Christ buffeted for us, and most holy back whipped for us. All hail, O most venerable hands and arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, stretched upon the cross for us. All hail, O most meek breast of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, much troubled for us at thy passion. All hail, O most glorious side of our Lord Jesus Christ, pierced through with the spear of a soldier for us. All hail, O sacred knees of mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, bowed for us in thy prayers. All hail, (O feet to be adored) of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, fastened with nails for us. All hail, O holy body of Jesus Christ, hanged on the cross, wounded, dead and buried for us. All hail, O most precious blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, poured out for us. All hail, O most holy soul of our Lord Jesus Christ, recommended upon the cross for us into the hands of the Father. In the same recommendation I recommend to thee this day, and daily, my soul, my life, my heart and body, all my senses and acts, all my friends and benefactors, my Sons and kinsfolks, the souls of my parents, brethren, sisters, and of all my friends and enemies ; that thou vouchsafe to protect, deliver and defend us from all the assaults of our enemies visible, and invisible, now and for ever.

Transcribed by E.T.H. III from The Primer, or Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the Reformed Latin ; with like graces Priviledged. At Antwerpe, Printed by Balthasar Moret. 1658.

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