Saturday 29 August 2015

Heartfelt Sigh - another 4x4 one

Heartfelt Sigh
on how
properly to try one’s heart

Heart of Jesus, to what trial
Am I to subject my heart?
What stern test or firm denial
Can make thee seek me apart?
Fire and water are too ghastly,
Trial by them let me forgo!
They torment the soul, and lastly
Shorten life’s path here below!
While, O Jesus, thou hast embers
Fanned by spirit’s mighty fire,
Plunge them in my heart’s both chambers
And burn out my sweet desire!
Ladle tears from my heart’s ewer
Into my eye’s penance-pail,
Try my heart, mouth, tongue, so truer
Fire and water then avail.

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