Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lord ever be my guide- A poem

I am not much for poetry.. just don't have enough vocabulary (or the rich words any way) stored up in this brain of mine to make everything flow and make sense.. lol!  However, I do enjoy reading it.  The other night I was praying as I lie in bed, going to sleep (the best way to go to sleep is to pray! It seems I just rest so much better, closing the evening with the Lord) and these words came to mind.  At first I thought that I would write them in the morning, but something prompted me to write them right away.  So, I turned on my lamp, grabbed my ever present notebook and pen, and scribbled the words the Lord put in my head.

"Lord, take my heart and tuck it safely away,
So that from Your presence, I may never stray.

Let me always know Your Mercy and Truth,
Even long after the days of my youth.

May Your Power and Righteousness be the sword that I wield,
While Your Word, be ever my protective shield.

Be it ne'er too long after I finish my race,
that Your glory shall surround me when I see you Face to face."

In Christ's Service,


Mrs. Stam said...

You do have a way with word, I LOVE this poem, it's like a melody to my hear when I read it! Full of truth! Good job

PrincessR said...

Mmm, like that one. God was speaking through you. It is very good.
Your Biggest Fan

May Amelia said...

Beautiful. Sarah, yes you do too have a way with words!! Encore, encore!! =D

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Mrs. Stam,
Thank you for the comment. No, I don't really have a way. Quite honestly, I have tried my hand at poetry before, but I think it only comes when the Lord gives it to me. :) Thank you, though, for your sweet words. I am glad you enjoyed it.

thanks! Ditto what I said to Mrs. Stam. Thank you for being my biggest fan! :)

Thanks! It really was just the Lord. I think He was giving it to me as a reminder for myself.. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely poem!
I think you write beautiful poetry- it doesn't take big or fancy words to make a thought-provoking and thoughtful poem.
Wonderful job!


the Ink Slinger said...

I like it, Sarah! Very well done! It's like you've been writing poetry all your life! ;)

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Thank you. Really, if I shared any other poems I have written... well, I think the Lord does a much better job!! :) And yes, that is very true. Thank you for the encouragment. :) Fancy words aren't a "must" in poetry.

Ink Slinger,
Thank you very much. I am glad you liked it. :) he-he, actually, I have tried my hand at poetry for an extremely long time.. lol! See y'all Saturday!