A Spreader of Fragrance

“Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere.  Flood my soul with your spirit and life.  Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may be only a radiance of yours.  Shine through me and be so in me that every person I come in contact with may feel your Presence in my soul.  Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus.”
(John Henry Newman)

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Go to dark Gethsemane, Ye that feel the tempter’s power;
Your Redeemer’s conflict see; watch with Him one bitter hour;
Turn not from His griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

See Him at the judgment hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
See Him meekly bearing all; love to man His soul sustained;
Shun not suffering, shame or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross.

Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; there adoring at His feet,
Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete:
“It is finished!” hear Him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.

(James Montgomery)