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WHEN I STOP AND PRAY

When the storm clouds boil around me, And the lightning splits the sky--. When the howling wind assails me, And life's sea is rolling high-- When my heart is filled with terror, And my fears, I can't allay-- Then I find sweet peace and comfort, When I simply stop and pray. When the things of life confound me, And my faith is ebbing low-- When my trusted friends betray me, And my heart is aching so-- When the night seems black and endless, And I long for light of day-- Then I find a silver dawning, When I simply stop and pray. There are things beyond the heavens I can't begin to understand, But I know that God is living, And I know He holds my hand. Yes, I know He watches o'er me All the night and all the day-- And He's always there to hear me When I simply stop and pray.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006




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Date: 10/17/2021 2:19:00 AM
Lovely poem. Congrats on it being selected as a best
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Date: 7/20/2021 4:30:00 PM
It flows like music and is a poem that needs to be shared over and over again. Thank you for your gift.
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Date: 6/16/2021 5:53:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.
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Date: 9/15/2020 9:59:00 AM
One of the best Lyrics I have read! wish I could write half as well!! Fave!!
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Date: 3/12/2020 12:49:00 PM
Very well done!
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Date: 2/15/2020 8:05:00 PM
Beautiful write William, this reminds me of my poem Signs for Prayer. Similar in subject. Thank you for sharing this.
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Date: 1/1/2020 6:02:00 PM
WOW! . The type of poetry I enjoy and so well written
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Date: 10/26/2019 3:55:00 PM
An excellent write, and a good reminder what to do in the good times and the bad! Congrats on being in the top 100 all time...a remarkable achievement! Congrats William...I'm saving this one!
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Date: 6/16/2019 11:44:00 AM
so lovely. a beautiful post.
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Date: 2/20/2019 4:50:00 PM
Hello William Robinson, a lovely poem. It sounds like a prayer to me. So i will say Amen.Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/8/2019 10:16:00 PM
Added to my list of FAVES!
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Date: 2/8/2019 10:14:00 PM
Very well written!
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Date: 9/27/2018 7:08:00 AM
When I simply stop and pray, by William Robinson, I find to be comforting and what I look for in poetry- whenever the author can produce this expression of peace and serenity; it is a beautiful work of art.
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Date: 9/26/2018 7:45:00 PM
Wow, this is quite awesome. Aptly done.
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Date: 9/21/2018 1:02:00 AM
Really beautiful . I so enjoyed that.
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Date: 9/7/2018 5:11:00 AM
Love this wonderful poem! Thanks, William
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Date: 8/29/2018 4:51:00 AM
Very inspiring poem, William:) I love it:) adding to my faves:)
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Date: 4/15/2018 8:10:00 AM
I was looking for a lyric poem and came across this one. All I can say is it's really beautiful and inspiring, I love it..
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Date: 3/30/2018 8:24:00 AM
Loved this. It really speaks to me. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:36:00 AM
I felt every word that you said, great job William, please make more.
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Date: 11/13/2017 12:35:00 AM
This is a marvelous written work of art for bringing those moments of praying into simplicity. Loved this!
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Date: 8/21/2017 1:04:00 PM
This is really beautiful!
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Date: 8/12/2017 3:30:00 PM
William Robinson, Need your permission to read this poem at my Poetry Revisited group tomorrow. I am so impressed with it. Feel free to read my poems when you want to. James Horn
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Date: 4/1/2017 5:34:00 AM
Such a magnificent poem for inspiration. Thank you, for sharing, William!
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Date: 1/25/2017 3:55:00 PM
Just beautiful
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