Offering To Merciful Love
In order that my life may be one act of perfect love,
I offer myself as a holocaust to Thy merciful love,
Imploring Thee to consume me unceasingly,
And to allow the floods of infinite tenderness
Gathered up in Thee to overflow into my soul,
So that I may become a martyr of Thy love. O my God!
May this martyrdom one day release me
From my earthly prison,
After having prepared me to appear before thee,
And may my soul take its flight without delay
Into the eternal embrace of Thy merciful love!
O my Beloved!
I desire at every beat of my heart
To renew this oblation an infinite number of times,
"till the shadows retire,"
And everlasting I can tell Thee my love face to face.