POEM TO THE SACRED HEART

By Philip Quirke


How many pleas for oneself or others, asking favours general or specific, begin: ‘O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee’? How many sighs of gratitude mist the picture glass as it reflects the supplicant lifting eyes to meet His loving eyes,

‘O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee’? How many waves of terror crash and founder on the breakwater of ‘O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee’? And sometimes in a Silence the speaker simply listens to the Sacred Heart of Jesus say, “I place all MY TRUST in THEE!”