Salvation is what I long for, Far from the darkness I once embraced. The wicked are there, they cavil against truth, For your glimmering brightens soapy shadows to which they cling. They rage at Zion’s high-hill, Seek not heaven’s succor, cry not for simple relief. Thy statutes laugh at the foolish, and make sober theContinue reading “Statutes #155”
I cried out in silly, impatient anger, With broken expectations laying dead at my feet. My whole heart yearns for relief from my vanity, Hear me. Who else can I cry to? O Lord, you alone have ears for prayer, I will call to you and make my habit. Keep me, break me, lead me,Continue reading “Statutes #145”
Make the broken whole, O Lord. Thy face glows with tender lovingkindness, To shine upon dark, shadowed hearts. Upon your word we lean, Thy servant, thy hand, thy heart, all warm, And blindness flees the sparking of grace. Teach me patience, thanksgiving, kindness, hope, Thy statutes shield me from the vain bell tolling.
Deal with me, not according to my deeds, Thy servant, pleads for mercy; According unto your tender compassion, Thy mercy gives life, joy, freedom, release, And hope for a dwelling in the house of the Lord. Teach me to extend mercy those who transgress against me, Thy statutes poison the bitter root.