Poem – St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist

The life, which God’s incarnate Word

Lived here below with men,

Three blest evangelists record

With heav’n inspired pen:

John soars on high, beyond the three,

To God the Father’s throne:

And shows in what deep mystery

The Word with God is one.

Upon the Savior’s loving breast

Invited to recline,

`Twas thence he drew, in moments blest,

Rich stores of truth Divine:

And thence did that angelic love

His inmost spirit fill,

Which, once enkindled from above,

Breathes in his pages still.