Awakening to Love

July 4, 2011

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My soul in the dust
Your words can revive me
Teach me your ways
Create in me a hunger
To know you and follow you
 
Let me grasp your real presence
Meditate on your wonder
My grief is overwhelming
I sit in despair
 
No one seems to care
An obstacle many face
Where are my friends
Is there anyone to see
The brokenness of my soul
 
I have found there’s only one
Who sees me and knows me well
A mysterious treasure
Let your love break through
 
Your law has become my joy
It reveals deliverance
It is sweet like the honey
On the honeycomb
 
Jesus fulfilled the law
Entered the depth of my pain
Made it possible to see
The heart of my God
 
He sends the Holy Spirit
To comfort in my weakness
Give power when I’m afraid
Renew the Father’s love
 
Hold me when I cannot move
Speak for me when I cannot speak
Secure me in my deepest place
Just be still, let go
 
A decision I can make
When I sit in unbelief
I can choose to believe him
One who chose to love
 
Remember the times
Meditate on his story
Consider his love
It is personal to you
Just come to him as you are
 
I’ll run to your commands
For they have set my heart free
“I bind myself to do your will”
I will choose your love
 
© Terry S. Smith
June 28, 2011
The line in quotations is from The Abbey Psalter of Psalm 119:25-32.
Written after meditating on Psalm 119.
 
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