Monday, June 21, 2021

Wedding Veil/Vale


Sometimes when I look at these precious tots I mourn for them,
and the world they are growing up in...
but they will have the same Enduring and Faithful God over all...
(Your faithfulness endures to all generations... Psalm 119:90)
and just like generations before them,
they will need to learn to lean and listen, 
trust and obey.

Dear Lord, we come to Thee in meek, earnest and grateful prayer
Entrusting all we cannot see into your faithful care
Before Your throne of grace, we place our heap of humble pleas
And thank you for your faithful Keep throughout the centuries

This veil/vale of day-to-day runs through a darksome hourglass
Where none of us can see the way before it comes to pass
Lord, help us not to yield to fear, save You, reverently
For time is but the sheer veneer that veils eternity

Forgive us Lord, when we neglect to praise your Worthy name
Blindly intent on what we see instead of why You came
To bear sin’s vast and ghastly cost for each and everyone
So that our souls will not be lost when life on earth is done

Dear Lord, for health and strength, or when health and strength start to fail
We thank You for your promises that nothing can derail
For you will never leave or forsake, come whatever may
You comfort sorrow’s heartache and you hear us when we pray

...and You reply, sometimes with yes so very plain to see
Sometimes it seems you finesse faith with Mercy's mystery
But you are faithful even when we cannot understand
Thy All-wise acumen moving Giver and Taker's Hand

Dear Lord, then let love’s hymn resound, abound in word and deed
The Rock of Ages is the solid ground that we all need
The gates of hell cannot against Your Will and Word prevail
Your church oh, Lord is founded on a Rock that cannot fail

Devoted to the Groom, as She dearly anticipates
Love’s final covenant, proclaimed, acclaimed like none before
When this dark Veil/vale of Days is rent/raised and time will be no more


© Janet Martin

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. 
I do not give to you as the world gives. 
Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.

John 15:18
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.

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