Search Our Site

Page Navigation

Section Banner

Meditations: “Heart's delight, Source of mercy,

"Heart's delight, Source of mercy," beyond my sight yet beside my soul, holy is the very thought of thee. Justice is your call and love your enfolding heart. Abide with us day by day even in our stumbling, that we may grow in our compassion for our kindred. Keep us from arrogance by casting a light into the darkness around us and within. For thou art the longing of our hopes, and the horizon of our dreams, bidding our "hearts not rest til they find rest in thee." Amen.

Quoting: "Heart's delight, Source of mercy": yedid nefesh, Gates of Prayer: The New Union Prayerbook, Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975. "Our hearts not rest": Augustine, Confessions, Book I.


1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection

Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.

For more information contact

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

Sidebar Content, Page Navigation


Updated and Popular

Recently Updated

For Newcomers

Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.

Page Navigation