Come, the true light,
come, eternal life,
come, the secret mystery,
the anonymous treasure,
the unspoken thing
the incomprehensible face,
the everlasting joy, the never-ending light,
come, the true expectation
of those who are to be saved.
Come, the rising of the fallen,
come, the resurrection of the dead.
Come, Mighty One, who creates,
you transform and change everything
of your own free will!
Come, see, touch and feel.
Come, you who always stay still,
but every moment you move whole,
to come to us, who lie in hell,
the one above all heavens.
Come, longed and fabled name,
but which we are unable to describe
what exactly were you
or to know your essence and qualities.
Come, everlasting joy,
come, amaranth wreath,
come, purple of our great God and king.
Come, diamond-jeweled crystal girdle,
come, unapproachable shoe,
come royal sparrow
and indeed imperial right!
Come, you who have lusted and lust
my suffering soul
come, you alone
to me alone
because, as you see
Come, you who set me apart from everything
and you made me unique on earth.
Come, you who have become the desire of my soul
and you deserved me to lust after you
Come, my breath and life,
come comfort to my humble soul,
come, my joy and glory and endless sorrow.
Saint Simeon the New Theologian