Tag Archives: poetry

Quietness

 “Be still and know that I am God,”

That I who made and gave thee life

Will lead thy faltering steps aright;

That I who see each sparrow’s fall

Will hear and heed thy earnest call.

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God Knoweth

I know not what awaits,
God kindly veils mine eyes,
And o’er each step of my onward way
He makes new scenes to rise;
And every joy he sends me, comes
A sweet and glad surprise.

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Too Busy

Forgive me, Lord, that I allow
My days and hours to be
So filled with trifling tasks, that oft
I find no time for Thee.

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Prayer for Humility

Humble, Lord, my haughty spirit, Bid my swelling thoughts subside; Strip me of my fancied merit: What have I to do with pride? Was my Saviour meek and lowly? And shall such a worm as I,

Weak, and earthly, and unholy, Dare to lift my head on high?

Teach me, Lord, my true condition; Bring me childlike to thy knee; Stripped of every low ambition, Willing to be led by thee.

Guide me by thy Holy Spirit Feed me from thy blessed word: All my wisdom, all my merit, Borrowed from thyself, O Lord!

Like a little babe, confiding, Simple, docile, let me be; Trusting still to thy providing, Willing to be led by thee.
Thus my all to thee submitting, I am thine and not my own; And when earthly hopes are flitting,

Rest secure on God alone.

 

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New Year

Dear Master, for this coming year

Just one request I bring:

I do not pray for happiness,

Or any earthly thing-

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He Faileth Not

Each happy morn when I awake,
This promise for the day I take,
“I’ll never leave thee, nor forsake,”
He faileth not.

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