My Savior

My Savior is my bridegroom
And my Lord - Oh what a joy!
I will henceforth all the powers
Of my soul for Him employ!

And the flock that I once tended
Now I tend not as before
For my only occupation
Is to love Him more and more.

I have gone away forever
From the idle haunts of men
And a sharer in their folly
I will never be again.

They may say and say it loudly
I am lost but I am not!
I was found by my Beloved
Oh, how blessed is my lot!

by St John of God