Monday, May 16, 2016

Of Circumstance and Response...

This is the day the Lord has made. 
We will rejoice and be glad in it. 

So oft where moments move and glance
We cannot choose their circumstance
The only thing we can control
Is our response to Time’s cajole

Then pray we choose to use this day
Regardless of its come-what-may
Not like a lovely gift ignored
But to the glory of the Lord

From heaven’s shores to our embrace
Mercy’s implores and renders grace
The What of it, no one can tell
But all can choose to use it well

Then when dawn’s lustrous lantern sets
And this new day to Past begets
No better thought can make us glad
Than this; we gave the best we had

© Janet Martin

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