Poem of the Month

Every month, I will feature either a new poem or a favorite poem on this page, as well as the highlighted poems from the previous two months. The category page from which each poem is taken is listed in parentheses ( ) under the month.


JUNE 2019

(from: People)


Faith

 

Faith sees people

sweet and dear—

longs to hold them,

keep them near.

 

She hears voices

soft and gay—

sharing greetings,

then going away.

 

From a fallen world

she stands

and looks with faith

at distant lands.

 

Knowing saints

like Mary and Paul

await and beckon,

“Embrace God’s call.”

 

Soon, Faith arrives

at sight unseen—

touches memories,

walks in dreams,

 

feels the love,

drinks the sound

of Heaven’s praises—

all around.

 

Earth’s problems, pains,

and some regrets—

are dwarfed by hope’s

expectations, met.

 

It heals, forgets,

forgives...sweet grace.

God’s generous favor

does Faith now face.

 

 

gratefulsue

12.26.13

(For my friend named Faith, fighting cancer.)

© 2015 gratefulsue


MAY 2019

(from: Fellowship with God)


All that I am…

(a song)

 

Oh, that I could speak to crowds and make the multitudes cry out, 

“Tell us more, we look to you, who speak the truth, without a doubt!”

 

I’ll give my all for you,

Do my best for you,

Win my world for you,

Sing my song for you.

 

Oh, that I could sing and dance so beautifully, at every chance…

To stir the heart which sees and hears, a single note, or sway or prance…

 

I’ll give my all for you,

Do my best for you,

Win my world for you,

Sing my song for you.

 

Oh, that I could paint the sky in brilliant colors, blended tones,

With the message of redemption: on the hillsides, trees and stones!

 

I’ll give my all for you,

Do my best for you,

Win my world for you,

Sing my song for you.

 

Oh...that I could give oceans of treasures for your kingdom’s reign,

Make offerings and sacrifices spent to bring eternal gain!

 

I’ll give my all for you,

Do my best for you,

Win my world for you,

Sing my song for you.

 

What I bring is all I have.  ‘Tis but a drop to quench this fire.

If I could, I would bring more...for salve on unfulfilled desire.

 

You say, “Dear child, it is enough.  I understand—I surely should!

You are but dust.  I’m satisfied.  Yes, you did what you could!” 1., 2.

 

I’ll give my all for you,

Do my best for you,

Win my world for you,

Sing my song for you.

 

 

1.   Psalm 103:14

2.   Mark 14:8

 

gratefulsue

begun 2009

completed 10/23/12

(C) 2015 gratefulsue


April 2019

(from: God's Will)


Thy Will Be Done

(a song)

 

In my life may others see—

The light of Christ shining bright in me.

 

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            “Not mine own, but Thine be done.” 1.  

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            My desire is that You glorify Your Son.

 

Work Your will into where I go—

What I think or say, and the deeds that show.

 

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            “Not mine own, but Thine be done.” 1.

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            My desire is that You glorify Your Son.

 

When my heart disappointment sees,

May I mean these words while I’m on my knees:

 

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            “Not mine own, but Thine be done.” 1.

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            My desire is that You glorify Your Son.

 

As my life goes from “dust to dust,”

May my honest thoughts show undying trust.

 

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            “Not mine own, but Thine be done.” 1.

            Thy will be done, thy will be done.

            My desire is that You glorify Your Son.

 

 

1.  Matthew 26:39

 


gratefulsue

8/29/89

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