The last Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Christ the King doesn’t have too many traditions attached to it.
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer — Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King (Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor)
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before you. We are yours, and yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with you, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known you; many, too, despising your precepts, have rejected you. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart. Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned you; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility of order to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever. Amen.
A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously recite the above Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King. A plenary indulgence is granted, if it is recite publicly on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ King.
For Christ the King , words and music by Daniel A. Lord, SJ, printed 1940, by the Queen’s Work.
UPDATE 5/13: For Christ the King is another version, this one in color and better resolution.
For Christ the King
An army of youth
Flying the standards of Truth,
We’re fighting for Christ, the Lord.
Heads lifted high,
Catholic Action our cry,
And the Cross our only sword.
On Earth’s battlefield
Never a vantage we’ll yield
As dauntlessly on we swing.
Comrades true, dare and do
’Neath the Queen’s white and blue,
For our flag, for our faith
For Christ the King.
1) Christ lifts His hands; the King commands;
His challenge, “Come and follow Me.”
From every side, With eager stride,
We form in the lines of victory.
Let foemen lurk, And laggards shirk,
We throw our fortunes with the Lord,
Mary’s Son, till the world is won.
We have pledged you our loyal word.
2) Our hearts are pure, Our minds are sure;
No sin our gleaming helmet taints.
No foeman fierce Our shield shall pierce;
We’re captained by God’s unconquered saints.
Yet peace we bring, And a gentle King,
Whose law is light and life and love.
Mary’s Son, May Thy will be done
Here on earth as it is above.
Traditional processional song for this Solemnity. See Family Procession in Honor of Christ the King
From We Love God: Guided Activities in Religon by Sister Mary Francine, S.S.C., Illustrated by Jeanne Dekan, 1961.
Solemnity of Christ the King by Mary Ellen Barrett
Finish with Christ the King by Gwen Wise