Dreams of golden sunshine, of lazy times ahead,
Free at last to languish, the beach, our sandy bed.
Hear again, the crashing waves, the seagulls overhead,
To put her out to sea again, life, a chapter read.
Not a doubt to hold me back, my trust in you, deny,
For even as I wonder, what matters, who, and why.
For gently, so you held me, while in broken pieces, lie,
Until the end should greet me, the glint, your loving eye.
“Keep me as the apple of your eye”
~ Psalm 17:8
Spin a web of mystery, and bind me close within,
No thoughts of ever leaving, the cosiest I’ve been.
Here, what fascination! All your workings plainly seen,
Step up, a higher wisdom, the past, now working in.
“The mystery hidden from ages and from generations past. But now it has been manifested to His holy ones.”
~ Colossians 1:26
Proclaim His love and mercy, let all exalt in praise,
The King, the Lord Almighty, O hail, His sceptre raise.
Whose reign, comes fairest justice, how righteous, mark His ways,
Let all the earth revere Him, who rules the nights and days.
Come, lift your veil of sadness, no more your mourning be,
See, your love, he cometh, on a steed, so wild and free.
To crown you for his kingdom, to claim you all for he,
Now away from all this sorrow! Death’s dark lonesome tree.
Walk a little way with me, place your trust now in my hand,
Let me show you all the wonders, bestowed on this, your land.
Rivers flowing, milk and honey, the plains and mountains grand,
My gift to you, your children, as many, the stars and sand.
O teach me, the sacred hymn, how glad its tidings bring,
A song of joy and giving, which all creation sings.
That lends the hills, their solitude, the flowers, eternal spring,
And life, its days and seasons, and Hope, its stirring wings.