The Sacred Heart of Love

"But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness--his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth--that you also may believe." 1

With Love You Burn

O Sacred Heart of Spotless Lamb,
Pierced by the lance of human need;
You gave up all for love of man:
Your sacrifice - Love's perfect deed.

O Sacred Heart, with love You burn;
Thirsting for souls to take You in.
When I rebel, Your love I spurn;
Turning away, I fall to sin.

O Sacred Heart, Your mercy flows,
Each time my heart recants its sin.
Trusting in love, this sinner knows,
Your door's open; You'll take me in.

O Sacred Heart, lance me with love:
May my life be pure sacrifice.
Emptied of self, I'll rise above;
Filled with Your strength, grace will suffice.

O Sacred Heart, unite our hearts:
We're one Body, in many parts.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. John 19:34-35