Feast of Christ the King
Akathist Hymn to Our Lord, the Most Sweet Jesus
The light of Your truth shines forth
throughout the entire universe
and destroys the falsehoods of the devil.
Idols, being no match for Your power, O Savior,
fall down before You.
And we, who have received salvation, sing to You:
O Jesus, truly You have destroyed error!
O Jesus, Light Brighter than All Others!
O Jesus, Our King Surpassing All in Strength!
O Jesus, You delight in showing mercy!
O Jesus, Bread of Life, satisfy my hunger!
O Jesus, Fount of Intelligence, quench my thirst for truth!
O Jesus, Garment of Joy, cover me who am corruptible!
O Jesus, Joyous Shelter, protect me who am unworthy!
O Jesus, Who grants every prayer, grant me tears for my sins!
O Jesus, Possession of All Who Seek, possess my soul!
O Jesus, Contemplation of the Wise, open my Mind to penance!
O Jesus, Who paid the price for my sinfulness, cleanse me of sin!
O Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me!
Fulfilling the precious mystery
revealed from the beginning of time,
You were led as a sheep to the slaughter,
and, as an innocent lamb,
You were silent before the shearers.
As God, You rose from the dead, and with glory,
You ascended into heaven,
so that we, exalted, might sing to Him: Alleluia!