Silent Space


by Bernadette Farrell

If you would follow me,

follow where life will lead:

do not look for me among the dead,

for I am hidden in pain, risen in love;

there is no harvest without sowing of grain.


All that is hidden will be made clear.

All that is dark now will be revealed.

What you have heard in the dark

proclaim in the light;

what you hear in whispers

proclaim from the housetops.

If you would honour me,

honour the least of these:

you will not find me dressed in finery.

my Word cries out to be heard;

breaks through the world:

my Word is on your lips and lives in your heart. (Refrain)

If you would speak of me,

live all your life in me.

My ways are not the ways that you would choose;

my thoughts are far beyond yours,

as heaven from earth:

if you believe in me my voice will be heard. (Refrain)

If you would rise with me,

rise through your destiny:

do not refuse the death which brings you life,

for as the grain in the earth

must die for rebirth,

so I have planted your life deep within mine. (Refrain)


You are the centre, you are my life,

you are the centre, O Lord, of my life.

Come, Lord, and guide me, Lord of my life,

send me your Spirit, Lord of my life.

Come, Lord, and heal me, Lord of my life,

come, Lord, and teach me, Lord of my life.

Give me your Spirit and teach me your ways,

give me your peace, Lord, and set me free.

(Margaret Rizza)