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Oh so far I feel to find you
Oh so near I cannot bind you;
You so wise my plea goes heedless
You so dear my plea was needless.
In each human heart you shine
For all that's good is now devine;
Each act of love brings transformation
With thoughts and words of consolation.

Breath of life, you are the centre
In that point of time we enter;
A love that gives the glow of gladness
Brings relief to comfort sadness.
All we cherish, always flowing
Passes time beyond our knowing;
Trials to test our trust and love
Lead us to new paths above.

Creation lives in love inspired
Creator lives in all desired;
Painter of the cosmic spaces
Life you give to earthly places.
Though all humanity may claim you
There's none so wise that can name you
Human mouths be mute before you
Silence only can adore you.

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 7:17:00 AM
    The last three lines, yes - so for all the rest. I shun religion, but with you the message is most worthwhile. Thought this might be a good time to read something spiritual. Glad you liked Contemplation. The realizations within are very attainable., though those who practice contemplation must spend many hours in meditation and contemplation to have the experiences. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Your benediction here reflects all I try to say in "Searching For New Praise", "Prayer Of Thanksgiving", and "Praise From A Wealthy Vagrant." Spirit filled words praising God are always beautiful in the eyes of believers.... and they always keep evil at bay...... Love ya..... Jake

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Love it ,,,,, and God too ;}

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:13:00 PM
    love this truly beautiful write, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 5:54:00 PM
    Superb couplet rhyming and flow... outstanding imagery and phrasing. I'm running out of ways to describe your excellence as a seasoned poet! BRAVO Elizabeth! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Amen, indeed.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 1:38:00 PM
    Much could be said of this peice Lizzie.. However as you wrote silence before the Lord.. Amen..!

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 3:58:00 PM
    Another beautiful poem from your heart. I just love your words

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 3:45:00 PM
    you have some beautiful, sublime rhyme happening within this piece, lizzie... love the last line; well written!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:20:00 PM
    :*) It's all been said below...

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 6:53:00 PM
    A beautiful poem full of adoration.

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 3:20:00 PM
    I completley agree Lizzie; really glowing tribute here, Gods blessing to you..)

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:48:00 PM
    Wow, Elizabeth, breathtakingly beautiful and so very inspiring. I could feel your emotions as I read this. It's magical and at the same time, very moving. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry. Love, Suzanne

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 6:56:00 AM
    such inspiration you give elizabeth, always so much truth in you pen which can only come from the heart........!

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 4:51:00 AM
    Excellent. Beautifully said. Lovely prayer too. Tfs

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 8:48:00 PM
    Hmmm. God moves in such mysterious ways. I just got through writing a new poem, first in awhile, and I decided to drop by and check out your wonderful works. Oddly enough, we struck many of the same chords and even used the same word benediction :). This is a beautiful poem Mrs. Elizabeth. Especially that second stanza, I love the lines 'Breath of life, you are the centre. In that point of time we enter;'

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Ah, your writes always amaze me, Elizabeth! This feels subdued and serene; your message is clear and unwavering without the hysterical frenzy. It's a blessing reading this "Benediction".:) This is a beauty, thank you for sharing! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:03:00 PM
    I just read this poem and it is wonderful. Thank you for writing from your heart this beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Good morning Lizzie,...your fan club has I am!!! hahaha....I couldn't resist! On the best of days I feel this breath of God upon my is the center of my's that glow of gladness that the world misunderstands and turns it into something more...Appreciate each and every line...I tend to think of God as a painter and agree that only muted mouths and open hearts bring Him the greatest reverence...What a write!!Nice! Hallowed be His name! gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:38:00 AM
    I join you in this prayer of worship and praise this morning Elizabeth. Silence is indeed golden when contemplating the Awesomeness of the One, the Good the True and the Beautiful. Lovely.