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Benediction

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 8:48:00 PM

    And I am blessed by your sharing this benediction. Thanks, Ernest.

  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: 9/17/2012 3:05:00 PM

    ....*.* Ps., Returning To Say Thank You, Beautiful Elizabeth, For Your Beauty's Lovely Visit & Yes Unto Your Thought ~ Rereading This Wonderful Heartfelt Song In Praise, Faith, Truth & Love ~ Knowing My Pathetic Self Apart From, 'Our Beautiful Heavenly Father's,' Holy Love & Light; His Touch ~ There Is 'No' Test That I Would or I Could, 'Ever' Pass Upon My Own ~ Mainly Because There Is Nothing Good Within This Wretched Flesh Of My Own ~ Smile, 'It's All About My Daddy & His Love' ~ Love, Tris *

  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 awakened...here I am!!! hahaha....I couldn't resist! On the best of days I feel this breath of God upon my life...it is the center of my being...it'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.

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:26:00 PM

    I strongly believe that being a good listener is more important than being a good teacher Elizabeth, of course, by being a good listener you will teach others around you now and in future - I think this perspective applies to the great message in this poem - I also respect how you decided to emphasize Trust, perhaps the greatest capability of intelligent life - smooth wisdom in this write Liz - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:44:00 AM

    Magnificently weaved and composed lines with the glimpse of His glow and love shining in the entire Poem. It’s a beautiful prayer Poem my friend from your wonderful pens my friend and thank you for your precious words on my new Poem. Sorry for some delay in reply back to you. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra....Elizabeth W

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 6:16:00 AM

    Hi Lizzie! Sorry for my late responce,busy days lately:) You`ve written a solid gem here,the imagery is very inspirational.Top quality as always! Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 1:32:00 AM

    Soooo beautiful! i love it very much. I will include this as one of my favourites. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Thanks also for stopping by reading and enjoying my latest work. luv, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 7:36:00 PM

    I see what joseph may said here, yes, this is truly a beautiful song of praise, Elizabeth. Glad to see you putting up a new post.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 6:43:00 PM

    beautiful song of praise Elizabeth...love...Joseph

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 4:39:00 PM

    Yes, I think that we will be mute when we come face to face with such glory and righteousness..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by ..Sara

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 1:48:00 PM

    Liz, once again, I bow be-4 your poetic verse which touches the better angels within us all. And PS: Your far too kind concerning the rhyme in "Stardust in Our Bones." You're truely the master of the art of "wordology" so don't ever give it up:)

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