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Upon my knee I come to thee
with my concern,to you,this plea

Chorus-I heard you speak,and so I wait
until my heart,with you relate

verse-so many times I ask and ask
inadequate to do this task

chorus-I know,I know,I hear your call
yet still hold back,frightened to fall

verse-at last I see and know within
strengthened by you,I can begin

chorus-A simple verse,from you above
to show to others Jesus love

after Robert Herrick TO GOD

Endwell me Lord,each day
be now my tongue,in all I say;
Endwell my all,from deep to deep
from dayspring,'til I sleep

after john keble's famous verse

Fill me once more,Holy Spirit to know,
Move me ,inside,you love to show,
Quieten my heart,now to play
Without rehearsal,on life's stage each phrase to say.

Speak,speak by thought,picture,word or deed,
Then in my weakness,your strength feed:
O teach my tomgue to quiet be,
Until you prompt,and all I say,is all of thee.

This double quatrain was inspired by
Abraham Cowley's (1618-67) 'Hymn to Light'

Make me O Lord your witness each day
teach my tongue, quieten my heart
open mine ears, to all, to me,you say
guide my eyes,when I see in part;
and then help others ,through these lips
to be blessed,toe to fingertip

Quatrain after Edward Taylor the first American poet

Sad is the heart so full of care
Of tomorrow's what will,will be,
Upon his sleeve,all life does wear,
                    For all to see

Cast down,choking with eyes that blear
No words can comfort or make free,
Thought frozen in yesterday's fear,
                   That none can see.  

After Alexander Pope

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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