Lord, because you made me, I owe you the whole of my love;
because you redeemed me, I owe you the whole of my life;
because you have promised so much, I owe you my whole being.
I owe you as much more love than myself as you are greater than I,
for whom you gave yourself and to whom you promised yourself.
I pray you, Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge;
let me know by love what I know by understanding.
I owe you more than my whole self, but I have no more,
and by myself I cannot render the whole of it to you.
Draw me to you, Lord, in the fullness of your love.
I am wholly yours by creation; make me all yours, too, in love.
– Anselm Of Canturbury 1033-1109AD