Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Set Me As A Seal

Christ has sealed us with His grace in the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation (also Holy Orders). He marks us as his own, as a king would mark official business with a signet ring. We are now Christ's people. Our souls will never lose these seals.

I was reminded of this while listening to a beautiful song by Matt Maher, Set Me As a Seal. Here are the lyrics. It is a love song between God and His Bride.
Set me as a seal on your heart.
Set me as a seal on your soul.
For strong as death is love,
unyielding as the grave.
Nothing will quench its flame,
nothing will quench its flame.

Kiss me, my love,
that your name be on my lips.
You intoxicate my being
with the fragrance of your presence.

How beautiful you are, my darling.
Show me your face, let me hear your voice.
Sweet as the dew in the early morn,
like a lily among the thorns.

I looked for you, the one my heart loves.
I looked for you, but did not find you.
I searched through the night until I rested in your sight.
Now, I will never let you go.

You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride;
you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes.
Your lips so sweet, adorned with honey.
My hands, they drip with myrrh.
If you want a preview of the song, try this out.