“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5.7)
“”through the tender mercy of our God, when the day shall dawn upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1.78-79)
Abba! Father, our Creator,
O Son! Love Incarnate, as One,
You spawn the Spirit, Mercy’s Myrrh —
Announcing Love like a new dawn.
O Living Flame of Love Most Pure,
Consume my imperfections whole;
Enflame more than I can endure —
Within Your Love, engulf my soul!
To love You, Lord, with Your pure love;
To call souls home to Your embrace;
To draw Mercy down from above —
Lord, consume me to wield Your grace!
May Infinite Tenderness flow,
Through me in all Your will demands;
Martyr me, Lord — Your cross bestow,
I beg Your love with empty hands.
Through Mary’s hands, in Jesus’ name,
Consume me whole, O Living Flame!
May the Infinite Tenderness of God’s Merciful Love overflow our souls in everything we are and will become through the power of His grace.
(c) Paul Buis, 2003