Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Before The Day-lamp Is Lit





The lamp of day is unlit still; Earth veiled in velvet black
Where soon the hand of heaven will reach down and pull it back

The noise that waits to infiltrate the hush of morning-tide
Is held at bay where time’s new day cradles the countryside

And earth is like a quiet room before the children wake
Dawn’s darkness like a budded bloom before its barriers break

…to yield to nothing but the hour’s thinning ebony
Where morning is a field brimming with flowers none can see

Save He who reaches down and lights the wick that lights our way
 As the kind faithfulness of God turns darkness into day
© Janet Martin

 But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
            Let them ever sing for joy;
            And may You shelter them,
            That those who love Your name may exult in You.      
 For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD,
            You surround him with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 5:11-12



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