The wind on my heart beats Incessantly. The thickest ivy is growing up, And soon there won’t be any window Or a door. And I have to look elsewhere. So the wind chisels and shrieks And there isn’t any calm Outside. My hearth has a little fire, And the sun goes by Without me. And […]
The wind whistles in my ear And I can’t think. The geese croak strangely And fly too low Today. I have to stop pacing. Look at the sky. Seek my silent Friend.
I meet him in the places Where all my thoughts are stilled, The answering with silence of His peace, and all is well. A summoned quietness falls Around. An answer as each question calls Is found. I seek now to remain Within this place, I wrestle to behold, To seek his face. A questioning as […]
“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.” We see but traces of God’s ways His paths are far past finding out, In each dark vale are hidden rays, Great starlit steps surround his house. But in pain’s blind bewilderment We lose our way without his hand, Without […]
“Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.” Await the flame of love upon the altar, And sacrifice right offerings and true. Let love consume the coals and bitter fire, In stillness wait, lest anger kindle you. In trusting heart’s devotion, put to flame Distress and lies the world would crave and keep. Pure burning […]
And every precious treasure of our Lord We seek within the fires of hidden pain, And as we hold faith’s anchor in our time of loss, We see the face of God—and know His name.
Love is patient, love is kind, Fear has but itself to mind. Love is generous, humble, low, Fear must clutch and thrust below. Love is gracious, casts out self, But fear drinks from an empty well. Hot wrath lives afar from love, Fear makes a wolf of any dove. Love keeps no account of sins, […]
Weight on weight of misery The untold tale of years; Does earth spin on an empty loom, A weaving wind, a speechless doom, Unhindered by our tears? Or somewhere in the mind of God, Recorded, every unheard cry; Unfettered faith and outstretched hand That brings the Fear of Jacob nigh? That speaks beyond the veil […]
Outweighed the monuments of man, By one ascendant flower-spire, While all the nations’ labor builds Heap upon heap, fuel for the fire. Beyond the mightiest palace mount Shall stand a people, stars aflame Within Thy heart, as living stones, Each built a temple for Thy name. Now choose us for Thy temple, Lord; Unite our […]
Links upon links of broken chains, Dust upon dust, line upon line; Each but the memory of a name, Man’s life, one syllable of time. But tell me how He names the stars And marks each sparrow when it falls; Of One who stores wind-ridden fire, Yet gathers loaves, each basketful. Of Him who seeks […]