Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
God is LOVE
Melody: Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Text: Timothy Rees
God is Love, let heaven adore him;
God is Love, let earth rejoice;
Let creation sing before him,
And exalt him with one voice.
God who laid the earth's foundation,
God who spread the heaven, above,
God who breathes through all creation:
God is Love, eternal Love.
God is Love; and love enfolds us,
All the world in one embrace:
With unfailing grasp God holds us,
Every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
Under sorrow's iron rod,
Then we find that self same aching
Deep within the heart of God.