Sorrow and the Heart of God

While thinking about today’s horrible news from New Zealand I found some words from a hymn coming to me and giving me some comfort.

So I am sharing them here in the hope that they might be of help to others as well.

God is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him

Verse 2:

God is Love: and he enfoldeth
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp he holdeth
every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
then they find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.