1. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
      Thy love has conquered me;
    Beneath Thy Cross I die to self,
      And live alone to Thee.
    • Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
        Nor creed, nor form, nor word,
      Nor holy Church, nor human love,
        Compare with Thee, my Lord!
  2. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
      My inmost being fill;
    So shall I think as Thou dost think,
      And will as Thou dost will.
  3. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
      Thy life transfigure mine;
    And through this veil of mortal flesh,
      Lord, let Thy splendor shine.
  4. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
      My soul exults in Thee;
    To be Thy slave, to do Thy will,
      Is my felicity.