If I … (thoughts on a hypocrisy lived)

If I ever disrespected, Or somehow neglected, Your glorious Name or calling. If I have broken a promise, Or shown I’m dishonest, Doing damage to Your reputation. If I have spoken too harshly, Displayed anger rashly, And brought You into disrepute. If I have judged unkindly, Using Your Name idly, Making others question Your love.…

Fount of Every Blessing

A while back I wrote a post on the hymn Be Thou My Vision and I mentioned in it how the song had been popping up over and over again at (seemingly) random times recently. The difference between Be Thou My Vision and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is that the latter has been…

Clarity

Lord, my pray’r is for clarity, So that I may speak Your words. There is no other pow’r I need Than to wield Your fearsome sword. Many times I’ve gone on watching, As defiled Your justice goes. But, Oh Lord, my greatest longing, Is to give defensive prose. Of course I know that You don’t…

Be Thou My Vision

For the last five and a half weeks, at random times (seemingly), I have had the tune and few words I know to the old hymn Be Thou My Vision pop into my head. It seemed that perhaps God was trying to tell me something by the frequency of its coming, so I looked up…

Reverie

Swaying in the breeze, the world bent. Against gold sky,  a blurred figure silhouetted. Moved toward me with a gentle lilt, And grew stronger as the pattern sifted. I braced myself against the thought, Broken promises wretched vision incited. And offered myself in her way, To intercept the form benighted. As grasses brushed against my…