Praise, Scholars

Prayer Of Praise – Anselm Of Canterbury

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