Monday, May 20, 2013

The Words of Men





Sometimes the words of men are not enough
To satisfy the hunger in my soul
So I turn to the pages of His love
And there He makes my wanting spirit whole

The words of men for all their good intent
Never redeems our guilt or justifies
But oh, His grace and mercy Heaven-sent
From God to man in Jesus satisfies

The words of men may veil the heart’s deceit
They soothe but only for a little while
The Word of God will guide our errant feet
And never lead into temptation’s guile

The words of men struggle, reason and grope
God’s word will temper their wanton increase
The Word of God replenishes our hope
And fills the hungry spirit with His peace

© Janet Martin

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