The River

If you’re anxious and hurried
When you’re troubled and worried
When there is no end in sight
This is when you seek His light

Do not let the darkness win
Soon your heart and mind will mend
Turn to Him to ease despair
Your struggles He can repair

Sometimes life can drag you down
Down so low you think you’ll drown
This is when He will step in
Hold you up and help you win

He understands all your needs
He knows your heart and your deeds
By your side He’ll always be
Telling you how to be free

Listen to His soft whispers
Like the current of  rivers
Urging you to go with Him
Helping you to always swim

In His arms you will not sink
Heed His words and take a drink
His love will quench your hearts thirst
Peace with Him when He comes first

Saving Grace

When I think about my life
Of all the toil and the strife
I can’t say I have regret
Life just hasn’t finished yet

When upon my time of death
You I praise with my last breath
You rescued me from life’s storm
Keeping me safe, sound, and warm

Hoping  things I say and do
Show the love I have for You
To bare witness to Your love
Divine imparture from above

Never seeking out glory
Merely telling your story
All praise to You from my heart
From You I will not depart

Thank You, Lord, for saving me
Showing me what I can be
Always with me at my side
Within Your love I’ll abide

Ever seeking to know more
In Your grace I do implore
Teach me Lord, of Your kind ways
In my heart is where You’ll stay

He with us and us with Him
Shows us the world isn’t grim
Each abiding in His love
Soaring on a snow white dove.

Growing Old Together

For my husband….

Staring out the window
Remembering your youth
With no where left to go
A wheelchair now your truth

You think of how you ran
How tall you used to stand
Of how you met your man
And dancing to the band

Not fearing growing old
How strong you used to be
Your face in life was bold
Your body once was free

Now bound into this chair
Thankful for memories
He’s beside you everywhere
Kept as in reverie

You are my dearest friend
Until death do us part
Staying near till the end
You, my love, are my heart

Thank you for loving me
And letting me love you
Our love was meant to be
Until our time is through

I love you with all that I am, now and always.

Husbands

Walking along the beach with you
You smile and take my hand in yours
I thank the Lord for all you do
Overwhelming joy now occurs

Thank you for making me your wife
You are more than just my husband
For giving me life without strife
You are my best and dearest friend

Years together are passing fast
Golden hair has now turned to gray
I will love you until the last
Our life together happy and gay

Never has there been a love such as yours
With all I am, I’m eternally yours.

Alone

Lost, alone, sad, and forsaken
Walking through this life all alone
Traveling the road less taken
Coming from me a soft, low moan
My spirit began to waken
The need in my heart clearly shown
My faith is ever unshaken
I know He sits upon His throne.

Never alone when in a crowd
He is with me all the time now
I wish to sing His praise aloud
To follow Him, my sacred vow.

Light

Just to imagine if you could
How life could be within His will
To not accept Him as you should
Would surely make your soul feel ill.

To those we meet who’s soul is sour
For those whose life is filled with gloom
Share His light and His great power
Spreading His love will fill the room.

Do not distress your soul and mind
For through His love your Light will shine
Peace, love, and joy His love will bind
Your mind and soul will then align.

Your spiritual health is what’s at stake
Accept His love for it is here to take.

 

Shadows

Evil casts shadows upon this world each day
At nighttime the shadows are harder to see
It’s plain to see the demons are here to stay
There is One hope for all that we can be free

Facing head on a world of evil intent
Embracing this One hope so you will be safe
Secure in the knowledge of righteousness sent
Covering you like armor with an agrafe

Staring defiantly into the abyss
My soul emits light that penetrates the dark
Nothing remains hidden, there’s nothing amiss
My spirit is safe as it bares my Lord’s mark