You have set my soul in silence and in peace.
Analyzing, criticizing, theorizing...
all this must cease.
Only You know my depths,
the inner workings of my soul -
places even I do not understand or know.
I must only take up my place, rightly at Your feet,
where You and I,
I and You, alone, may meet.
Who am I?
The world has so much to say.
But on Your breast, on Your heart, on Your every word
I choose to lay.
Letting it sink into the depths of me
Precious, chosen, desired – totally free.
Free to believe what You say or to throw it aside.
To sit, to stay, to listen – or to run and hide.
I want to believe.
No, I need to believe
every truth, every word of love,
all of You to receive.
My heart and my flesh, they cry out for You
And Your heart and Your flesh – they cry out for me too.
Sr. Emmanuel, CFR