Teach our hearts to love like yours,
love of God most high!
Sacred Heart of Jesus,
keep us by your side!
Save us all from death and sin,
our King crucified.
Crowned with thorns and sorrow,
you give us new life.
Listen to our prayer! Heart of Jesus, hear!
Make us always yours, and hold us ever near.
Wherever we may go, whatever we may do,
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.
Grant us grace and all good gifts,
heart of Christ, our Lord.
Make your holy presence
our home evermore!
Fill us with your light and life.
Guide us in your ways.
Justice, peace, and mercy
rule us all our days.
Words by: Ali Figueroa
Music by: Barok Gutierrez
Arrangement by: Palan Reyes
Featuring: Sr Bubbles Bandojo, RC
The lyrics of the song draw inspiration from the traditional and devotional prayers: to the Most Sacred Heart "Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Yours." and to the Divine Mercy, "Jesus, I Trust in You." It also draws its inspiration from traditional songs to the Heart of Christ in the local Church of the Philippines.
The first two lines of the refrain "Listen to our prayer! Heart of Jesus, hear! Make us always yours, and hold us ever near" are inspired by the refrain of "O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine": Heart of Jesus, hear, O Heart of Love Divine. Listen to our prayer. Make us always Thine. The text in verse one: Keep us by your side is from the traditional Anima Christi, attributed to Pope John XXII. This song is appropriate as a Communion Song, especially on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart celebrated on the Friday after the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, and on Friday devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as an alternative English song to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.