Monday, December 14, 2009

timely tune

-Opening a very old book of poetry and hymns by Frances Havergil I have on my bookshelf and landing upon this hymn. What a timely tune. I also notices that Frances had certain parts in italics (I have them in bold): the words as, when and where. These words are very significant to me right now.
Lord, speak to me that I may speak
In living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou has sought, so let me seek
Thine erring children lost and lone.
O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
The wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.
O strengthen me, that while I stand
Firm on the rock, and strong in Thee,
I may stretch out a loving hand
To wrestlers with the troubled sea.
O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious things Thou dost impart;
And wing my words, that they may reach
The hidden depths of many a heart.
O give Thine own sweet rest to me,
That I may speak with soothing power
A word in season, as from Thee,
To weary ones in needful hour.
O fill me with Thy fullness, Lord,
Until my very heart overflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,
Thy love to tell,
Thy praise to show.
O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where,
Until Thy blessèd face I see,
Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.
-Being given not only delicious Peruvian coffee beans by Richard from church, but also a grinder to grind them with as well. There's just nothing like a freshly ground, french pressed cup of coffee.

-Lighting a candle to pray for a family who lost a dearly loved one yesterday.