Hearts (Explored) by QThomas Bower
Move our hearts with the calm, smooth flow of your grace.
Let the river of your love run through our souls.
May my soul be carried by the current of your love,
towards the wide, infinite ocean of heaven.
Stretch out my heart with your strength,
as you stretch out the sky above the earth.
Smooth out any wrinkles of hatred or resentment.
Enlarge my soul that it may know more fully your truth.
Gilbert of Hoyland, died 1170, Cistercian abbot in Lincolnshire, England
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.