Still, Lord, ill whispers holding me, Take captive all my fears, That I, content to lean on Thee, Thus spend each age of years. Give to me now your heart of trust, Your willing Spirit’s ways, To be no more the host, the guest; A child has come to stay. For once I dreamed of […]
Our hearts are deep ingrown with sin, Entwined with innermost desires Like tares in wheat, with woven roots Close-bound, but fuel for the fire. Lord, tear away each hidden cord That draws us to depart from Thee, That we may have the sacred scar Of Thine own cross, That we may seek With unchained limbs, […]
Unending thoughts of cindered, coiling smoke, And knot by knot entwined, earth’s incense flung, Soon spent, and served but to provoke More fire-heaped ashes, flames without a song. With shafts of bitterest cross-wood, Lord, Enkindle holy flames within this writhing dust. With lightening-strokes from Sinai’s anvil clouds Consume earth and hell’s rootworms as Thou must. […]
In cloud and rain Thy blessing, Lord, The clouds that vanish, clouds that stay, In cloud and rain Thy blessing, Lord, We cannot trace Thy promised word, Our hands hold but faith’s silver cord, Thy mists be incense as we pray, In cloud and rain, Thy blessing, Lord.