Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

According to tradition, this litany, approved in 1899 for public recitation, originated at Marseilles, where devotion to the Sacred Heart became very popular during the early eighteenth century.

Lord, have mercy.                                           Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.                                       Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.                                           Lord, have mercy.

God our Father in heaven, . . .                              Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, . . .         Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, . . .        Have mercy on us...

Holy Trinity, one God, . . .

Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father, . . .

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother, . . .

Heart of Jesus, one with the eternal Word, . . .

Heart of Jesus, infinite in majesty, . . .

Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, . . .

Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, . . .

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, . . .

Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for us, . . .

Heart of Jesus, source of justice and love, . . .

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, . . .

Heart of Jesus, well­spring of all virtue, . . .

Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise, . . .

Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts, . . .

Heart of Jesus, treasure house of wisdom and knowledge, . . .

Heart of Jesus, in whom there dwells the fullness of God, . . .

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, . . . 

                         Heart of Jesus, from whose fullness we have all received...                               

Heart of Jesus, desire of the eternal hills, . . .

Heart of Jesus, patient and full of mercy, . . .

Heart of Jesus, generous to all who turn to you, . . .

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness, . . .

Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins, . . .

Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with insults, . . .

Heart of Jesus, broken for our sins, . . .

Heart of Jesus, obedient even to death, . . .

Heart of Jesus, pierced by a lance, . . .

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, . . .

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, . . .

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, . . .

Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, . . .

Heart of Jesus, salvation of all who trust in you, . . .

Heart of Jesus, hope of all who die in you, . . .

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints, . . .

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.            Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.            Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.             Have mercy on us.

V. Jesus, gentle and humble of heart,

R. Touch our hearts and make them like your own.

Let us pray.

Father, we rejoice in the gifts of love | we have received from the heart of Jesus, your Son. | Open our hearts to share his life | and continue to bless us with his love. | We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.    R. Amen.

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