QUIESCENT

 

Quiescent, I lie

I THY Celestial

Palm...

And to My seeking

Soul Comes

A deep Calm;

To My searching

heart

Comes the sweetest

Rest,

For in All Things

Of earth or Heaven

Thou, O Lord,

Knowest Best.

 

 

 

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IS GOING TO HAPPEN

 

Something Beautiful

Is Going

To Happen ~ ~

Something Glorious

Is Going

To Come,

For in My Heart

Clear Bells Are

Ringing...

For inside Me

strains of Celestial

Music

Sweetly and Triumphantly

strum.

Something Great

Is in the offing,

There's Something

Wondrous

In the Air.

I Know Without

A doubt

That God is sending

The Answer

To Our heartfelt

Longing Prayer.

Something Beautiful

Is going

To Happen.

Something Glorious

Is Going

To Come.

 

May 5, 1988

 

ACCEPTANCE

 

I accept

With Meekness

Lord

All that Cometh

From Thy Hand.

I know it is

For My Teaching

And Comes

By Thy Command.

 

I have learned

That adverse

Ways

Bring Strength

THRU loss,

That My life

Is More Used

By Thee

After burns

Away

The dross.

 

When the dross

Is burned

Away

And I a fit

Vessel

Be...

Then Once again,

Lord,

Use Me.

 

I shall patient

Be Lord,

While thou

Workest out

THY Plan.

I Know that

It's Unfolding

Will help

To redeem

Man.

 

CRAFTMANSHIP

 

Talent is Never

An Accident.

It is the Result

Of High Intention,

Intelligent Direction,

Sincere Effort

And Skillful Execution.

 

Ruskin

 

 

I LOVE THE SHINING PROMISE OF THE CROSS (A Song)

 

I Love

The rugged Cross

For JESUS

Long preceded

Me There.

Alleluiah!

Alleluiah!

I Love

The Rugged

Cross...

'Tis perfumed

With ~

The Sweetness

My deepest

Prayer

Alleluiah!

O I Love

The Rugged

Cross

Where JESUS

Shed HIS Blood

For Me.

Alleluiah!

'Twas there

I Went

And gave

HIM All,

And There

He set Me

Free.

Alleluiah!

Alleluiah!

O Love

The Shining Promise

Of Resurrection,

The Glorious

Celestial

Triumph

Of The Cross.

Alleluiah...

Alleluiah...

 

CANDLES FOR DARKNESS

 

The Candles That Light

Up Our Darkness

Are Hope, Faith, Love, Praise

And Prayer ~

And as the darkness

Lightens...

You Will find

JESUS

There.

 

 

 

 

 

I Know that

For Me

Everything Will be

Better Tomorrow.

This has been a

precious time of

Seeking and finding

The Savior close

by ~ ~ a time of

Joy felt through

Pain.

 

TOMORROW

 

Everything

Maybe Will be

Better

Tomorrow;

I have confidence that

God Will

Lift Me

From pain

And sorrow.

I know that

My skies

Will become Blue

And in

My heart HIS

JOY

Will flow.

I Know

That

For Me

Everything

Maybe Will Be

better

tomorrow.

JULY 28 1982

 

 

 

BE STILL, MY HEART

 

BE STILL, MY HEART

BE STILL, MY HEART.

HIS WAYS ARE NOT

THY WAYS.

THY LIFE SHALL

SOON DEPART

FROM SADDENED

DAYS.

BE STILL,

MY HEART!

 

Aug. 27, 1962

 

 

THE LARK'S SONG

 

O, I heard

The High,

Sweet Voice

Of The Lark.

It led Me

Confidently

On through

The Dark.

It told Me

To Be

Ever brave

And strong

And filled

With God's

Victory,

And HIS

Song.

 

OUR GENTLE COW

 

Our Gentle Cow,

All Red And

White...

Why did she

Not Come Home

That Night?

 

We Missed

Her

In the Warm,

Sweet barn...

Who could

Ever

Do Her harm?

 

We founf Her

Lying there

So still

Beside the

Brook.

Her life had

Ebbed

Down by

The rill.

 

Nevermore softly

To Crunch

Her food

In the darkening

Barn,

While evening

Shadows Came

To match

Her mood.

 

At Night

She liked

The barn,

As I did.

Its Warmth,

Its restfulness,

And all

Of its charm.

 

But she loved

The Wide sweep

Of the green

Pastures

On a Summer

Day.

It is to Weep.

 

No longer

Will Isabell Buttercup

Look at Me

With Great

Kind eyes.

Those eyes

No longer See.

 

But dear God,

May there

Somewhere

Be

A Heaven

For Cows,

And May

Our Isabell Buttercup

Find the key.

 


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