Gentle Jesus listen closely
To the words that I would say,
‘Tis with love that knows no limits,
That I come to Thee today.
For without You life is empty,
With no comfort anyplace,
I have naught save You to help me,
Do not turn away Thy face.
Gentle Jesus teach me patience,
Take away this foolish pride,
Grant I only permitted,
To continue at Thy side.
Though my heart is sometimes weary,
And my eyes are filled with tears,
I have only but to tell Thee
And my sorrow disappears.
Gentle Jesus, Lord and Master,
Deep within this human shell,
Lives a soul which Thou hast ransomed,
It would love Thee long and well.
You have felt as I am feeling,
Who could better understand,
That the One who meekly listened,
To their “crucify the Man!”
Grace E. Easley
Taken from Sharing Jan-Feb. 2007 (Bi-monthly magazine of Diocese of Simla- Chandigarh)