Thursday, May 1, 2014

Of 'ofs' and Such

Weight of worry robs us of the strength we need today
Road of life reminds us we must work and hope and pray
Love of God anoints us with His peace if we can trust
Take our hands, Lord Jesus, for to carry on, we must

Count of care increases with the years; its fears as well
Hope of hearts abides though thought treads where it dare not dwell
Strength, not of our own might carries us if we can trust
Take our hands Lord Jesus, for Your way is true and just

Fear of failure threatens, doom and gloom invite despair
Vision of God’s Heaven draws us to throne-rooms of prayer
Word of Life implores us to drink freely and to trust
Take our hands Lord Jesus, lead us through Time’s dust to dust

Mind of Christ be in us; stir our want to sing Your praise
Thorns of strife may test us; gird us with your promises
Dark of night is never greater than Your light, ‘tis true
Take our hands Lord Jesus, as we journey Home to you

© Janet Martin

Psalms 23

 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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