Safe Within Your Love

So close, your whisper-soft of mystic sweet communion;
Your breath-hold, and I am love, secure in your womb,
Feeling your heartbeat rhythm, safe in your cocoon,
Inside from the world where we abide till eve’n tide.

Not restless from restlessness of the unsealed tombs
Of evil rising, riding, haunting to seal our doom.
Near in fear, upon the horizon does your light loom,
Piercing the burden-night, the plight, every ill-sight.

So at last when clouds so dark roll away,
Smoke clears in the break of your day;
When finally is gone the smog of despair,
Vapors of confusion dissolved in your air;
Then will I see with the eyes of my heart
That my pain and tears were but one part ~
Part of one battle, one skirmish fought
In an already won war, victory love bought.

Now, then, I breathe in life, breathe out all dying,
Inhale beautiful wisdom, and exhale all of the lying.
So, too, in-breathe your day, out-breathe his night,
Wrap myself in your arms, and dance in your light!


Note: First published on noblethemes in June 2015, now republished for the reading pleasure of new followers. Blessings to one and all!

Would I Dare Question?

Would I dare to question you when you have been so true?
When my heart was askew you blew through with passion
And genuine compassion in lieu of fathomable frustration;
And you broke the incrustation of my soul with formation
Of love and creation of peace that welled up into an elation
Hitherto unknown to me so I could see just how you cared
For me and how urgently you wanted me as your very own
With seeds of communion sown deeply
In each and every part of my own heart,
So that now how can I doubt you and you intentions for me?
Let it, then, be that I forever see your infinite love for me . . .
Would I dare to question you when you have been so true?

Prayer Sonnet to the Shepherd

Lo, though I walk this lonesome road, thou art with me
To protect me and take me in hand when I cannot see;
And are there not many choices to make along this way
Every day and night? But I lean upon thee, my only light
That outshines the very sun for thou art the font of light
And life, too, so that I have not to fear with thee so near,
Dear shepherd and savior whom I hear in soft whispers;
Ah! And do we not walk together and talk along the path
Thou hast laid out before me and ever so carefully? Yea!
And could I survive the journey without thee to revive?
Nay! Not for a day but I wouldst stay my forward march!
But now do I face another query that makest me weary,
For I know not how to answer, but only to turn to thee
To free me of this burden in humble submission to thee;
What wouldst thou have me to do? What answer to give
That I might live best the life thou hast given me to live?

Just Another Chance

So many mistakes along the way,
So many foibles in all of my days;
Many opportunities tossed away
That what else is there but to say,

Lord, have mercy on me and give me another chance;
Though I don’t deserve it, give me strength to dance;
Lord, this time around I’ll heed your divine warning;
Just let me see another morning … without mourning

So many, many times only to fall,
So many times failing God’s call;
So many days never to even try
That what else is there but to cry,

Lord, have mercy on me and give me another chance;
Though I don’t deserve it, give me strength to dance;
Lord, this time around I’ll heed your divine warning;
Just let me see another morning … without mourning

Just let me see another morning … without mourning;
Though I don’t deserve it, give me strength to dance;
Lord, have mercy on me and give me another chance
Just let me see another morning … without mourning

A Pleading Song

Save me Lord,
Save me Lord,
Only you can save me, Lord

I walk along this lonesome road,
And I know the seeds I’ve sowed;
Oh! I regret the things I’ve done,
And I only want to see the sun

Shine on me,
Shine on me,
Shine on me, most gracious Lord

I’ve wept myself onto to my knees,
And I’ve held all life’s rusty keys;
Oh! I’ve been down dead-end ways,
And I only want some brighter days

Comfort me,
Comfort me,
Comfort me, O loving Lord

So now I come to you, King of kings,
And all my life to you I now bring;
Oh! Dear Lord, I so want to sing,
So for you I give up on everything

Abide with me,
Abide with me,
Abide with me, my precious Lord

O save me Lord,
O save me Lord,
Only you can save me, Lord
Only you can save me, Lord

Dear Shepherd Divine

Freely please open your gates to me
That all your beauty I may see,
Take me in hand and lead the way
And by your side let me stay,
Dear shepherd divine!

I willingly give myself to you
And would forever be so true,
So true to you

All of your love pour out upon me
And make me forever yours to be,
Lift me in life to heavenly heights
That I may see such glorious sights,
Dear shepherd divine!

I willingly give myself to you
And would forever be so true,
So true to you

I willingly give myself to you
And would forever be so true,
So true to you . . .
Shepherd divine!