You Have Called Me By Name

Oh, Lord my God,

You called me from the sleep of nothingness
merely because of Your tremendous love.

You want to make good and beautiful beings.

You have called me by name in my mother's womb.

You have given me breath and light and movement
and walked with me every moment of my existence.

I am amazed, Lord God of the universe,
that You attend to me and, more, cherish me

Create in me the faithfulness that moves You,
and I will trust You and yearn for You all my days.


— Rev. Joseph Tetlow, S.J., b. 1930