Mary Magdalene

Jesu Jesu fill us with your love
show us how to be
like Mary who was with you

Mary who heard of your name
Mary who heard of your love
Mary who came to be healed
by you

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Mary who cared for your needs
hearing your pain and your joy
Mary who led with the men
was she

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Mary who stood by your cross
tending your last dying needs
Mary who loved to the end
in grief

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Mary who came to your tomb
Mary who was left alone
Mary who knelt at your feet
and wept

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Mary who heard your soft voice
Mary who reached out to you
Mary who listened and heard
your truth

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Jesus you called her by name
Jesus you chose her to be
Jesus you sent her to speak
for you

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Mary who travelled so far
Mary who risked all to preach
Mary was martyred in death
for you

(Refrain) Jesu Jesu ……

Written by: Lucy Nanson [Anglican anchorite] – 2003

Note: Based on the Middle Eastern tradition of Magdalene.
Last verse optional if traditional text used.

The suggested tune is an arrangement by Betty Pulkingham of a Ghana folk song.

A different hymn for the feast of St Mary Magdalene

Information about the above hymn.