Friday, November 7, 2014

"Take me, O Heart of Christ..."

Take me, O Heart of Christ, in all that I am, take me in all that I have and that I do, in all that I think and all that I love!

Take me in my spirit, that it may cling to Thee; take me in my willing, that it will but Thee; take the depth of my heart, that it love only Thee!

Take me, O Heart of Christ, in my secret desires so that you be my dream and only goal, my one affection and my complete happiness!

Take me for the work of Thy great mission, for a complete gift toward my neighbor’s salvation, and for every sacrifice in service of your people!

Take me, O Heart of Christ, without limits, without end; take even what I’ve failed to offer Thee; and never give back to me what you have taken in hand!

Take for eternity all that is in me, that one day I may, O Heart, possess Thee, in the embrace of Heaven take Thee and keep Thee!

–by Rev. Fr. Jean Galot, 1919-2008

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