A poetic plea of Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

June 11, 2015
Source: District of the USA

Jesus Christ pleads in this poem to be allowed to love mankind through His Sacred Heart which has suffered so much for our salvation.

This poetic work demonstrates what Christ bore in His Sacred Heart for the love of men—and all He asks in return is that we love and serve Him by subjugating our own hearts to His holy will.

"Put me as a seal upon thy heart." (Canticles 8:6)  "My son, give me thy heart." (Proverbs 23:26)

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

I place thee within
My Sacred Heart,
My Loving Flame,
torn apart
pierced by the lance,
upon the Cross
for love of thee,
I suffered loss
I bore the blame;
I wore the shame—
for love of thee,
My Sacred Heart,
My Loving Flame,
torn apart
My life for thee,
I did give,
that thou would live
thy life for Me

My Sacred Heart,
My Loving Flame
torn apart
profanities …
these …
the scourges
that lacerated
My Holy Flesh;
the thorns thrust into
My precious skull;
the nails that pierced
My hands and feet;
the spear that lanced
My Sacred Heart;
for thee,

I bore them all
My Sorrows
to annul
thine infinite penalty
Just one thing,
I ask of thee …
that thou would give
thy heart to Me (Proverbs 23:26),
as I did give My Heart
for thee
My Sacred Heart,
My Loving Flame
emblazoned with
thy precious name

O Jesus,
meek and humble of heart,
make our hearts like unto Thine