Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rhapsody of Renewal

If we learn how to love the best
The premises of each new day
If we learn to live Thankfulness
By what we do, rather than say

If we learn how to leave behind
The ties that bind us to regret
Then we will find sweet peace of mind
God is not finished with us yet

If we learn to live fully Now
Then we will know happiness, dear
Not fettered to ifs, what and how
Of tomorrow’s sorrows and fear

If we, with humble hearts and hands
Give, big or small, all that we can
And no matter what love demands
Treat as equal, each fellow-man

If we learn how to see ourselves
Not through the lens of shame and blame
But as God sees each one of us
Precious and oh, so loved by Him

Then, when we see the joy of this;
Unfailing love for all our faults
What rapture instills us with bliss
As human heart man’s God exalts

© Janet Martin

 Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; 
Praise is becoming to the upright.


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