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O Lord, let me not seek in vain

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O Lord, let me not seek in vain

A new wind blows I can but see
A hidden depth to agony
A coming drought of faith again
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

To know beyond the veil of life
My purpose here, for what my strife
In your sunshine and in your rain
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

Your love to know and ever share
To cast off fickle bands of care
And trust you through the fires of pain
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

To right life's wrong on human kind
And lead with patience too the blind
To the fountain cleansing our stain
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

Nor with the flatterers here join
For paltry praise and rusting coin
Against thy grace and truth's domain
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

Kingdom's crumble, silent the word
Love shot down, a featherless bird
I hear anew sins rattling chain
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

But let me hold your cross still pure
And stand with you forevermore
Where thunders roll and floods are fain 
O Lord, let me not seek in vain

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  1. Date: 10/2/2010 10:37:00 PM
    This is a prayer all by itself, David..A beautiful Kyrielle....."....Nor flatterers here join for paltry praise and rusting coin..." serves as a good reminder about living in today's world where feelings, friendship even greetings can be superficial. A favorite today...Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 8:32:00 PM
    I love the way words are arranged, Lovely piece of writing!

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 2:49:00 PM
    Lovely piece. And highly motivating. Olanike

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 8:47:00 AM
    Oh, what a beauty of thoughts you have reflected in this lovely prayer poem. Brilliant piece of creation. 'To know beyond the veil of life, My purpose here, for what my strife, In your sunshine and in your rain, O Lord, let me not seek in vain.' Great and wonderful write my friend. I have placed a new poem on the endangered species 'Wild Geese", hope you would like it. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra...David Smalling

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 8:20:00 PM
    strong write, enjoyed your write..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 1:19:00 PM
    To seek in vain.... a truly frightening plight. The first stanza drew me in as my faith has also wavered on more occasions than I care to admit. Well done again! Oh, you have soup mail too!

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 6:43:00 AM
    perfect write sarah x thank you for your comments