Discalced Carmelite Friars

Semi Province of St. Therese


O Flame Divine, O Flame of Love

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

O flame divine, O flame of Love
You dance within my soul;
Erratic—Sporadic
A life-force from above.

Your heart you open up to me
A piece to form the whole;
Beautify—Sanctify
Secure enough to be.

O flame of Love, O flame divine
Ignite my heart anew
Combustion—Consumption
Un-burning fire so fine.

A new creation, I am now
A vessel of Yours too;
A molding—Unfolding
My mission You endow.

Surrounded by the darkness here
A cry within the deep;
Despairing—A tearing
The anguish sounds my ear.

The Lord He calls me forth once more
To aid His wounded sheep;
Healing—And revealing
His Light He wants to pour.

I come to Him with wax and wick
In contemplative dream;
Unify—One Reply
One Light will cure the sick.

My candle burns a flame of Love
A blood and water stream;

A remedy to all I meet
Awash in heavn'ly beam.

Written by Michelle Estep, OCDS

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