My Song of Today

This hymn is based on the French-language poem 'Mon Chant d'Aujourd' by St Thérèse of Lisieux.

It was adapted by English Roman Catholic pastoral musician Mike Stanley (1965-2013) from the translation by C L Emery.

It was commissioned by the Roman Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales at the time of the visit of the relics of St Therese to England, Sept-Oct 2009.

The tune is also by Mike Stanley.



Duet with guitar and keyboard backing

Professional recording - singer with guitar-led band:


The words are copyright, and cannot be reproduced here. They can be seen on the video above, and are available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  Oh! how I love Thee, Jesus! my soul aspires to Thee –
... Today, dear Lord, today.

2  What care I for tomorrow? Whatever it may bring;
... Today, dear Lord, today. 

3  O sweetest Star of heaven! O Virgin, spotless, blest,
... For this brief passing day! 

4  Soon shall I fly away, to praise you my desire
... Th’eternal, glad today!

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