My ways are in your hands, Lips shall speak of mysterious deeds. Utter words of lovingkindness, Praise, to enthroned majesty. When it seems like worldly randomness, You have arranged events for your glory. Taught me by thy works, Thy statutes frame my meditations.
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.