“Take Us To Church”, a worship poem from L.Willows (A Holy Temple, Christ Jesus, Belonging to God)

Take Us to Church

Take us to church this morning, this day.
Take all our hearts in a chorus that prays,
singing together in praises that say-
We belong to you forever, and cannot stay away.

In this Gathering-Home, Your own place alone,
we rest with you Jesus – from all of life’s roam.
Hushed in the midst of Your Spirit’s delight,
calmed in the Love of Your Kingdom’s invite.

Take us to church in the promise of Life.
Sanctify us as we gather through strife.
Bless every heart that enters Your Door.
that thirsts and drinks, and receives The Lord’s pour.

© 2020 Linda Willows

Psalm 100:3 —Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Ephesians 2:19-22 —So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

John 10:9-10 -I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

“Love in the Balance of Heaven and Earth”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Glory of God, Majesty, Near to God)

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Love in the Balance of Heaven and Earth

In the mountain tops, I answered,
Near the white cloud mist’s hold.
Where shoulders of green bear gentle earth mothers.
They call up horizons, they reach to sky’s fold.
Bearing weight all, caring with nests filled with gold.

Sweetened with sunlight shed full upon
Mountain fellows, their faces, turned by lives worn.
Here on their shoulders, high in the sky,
dipped in the blue is a Majesty’s cry.

Love in the balance of heaven and earth
dreams reach to thee as the clouds fall with mirth.
All into shoulders of gentle green peaks
like mounds of earth mothers that fall, quake, birth, seek.

Soft are the bellows, on sky mounds that run
lovingly towards home near to the sun.
Angels paint rainbows in tomorrow’s new day
from the mountaintop’s glory, in horizons we pray.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Colossians 1:16
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Psalm 95:3-5
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

“The Glory Outlasts”, a worship poem from L.Willows (God’s Glory, called to Christ, pray-Faith)

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Standing on Rock in a river that runs
Rushing, the waters – they dance to a sum.

“Our light, that light, can you see it, are you there?
Do you hear us, did you see that, the callings, the cares?
In life’s mist asunder, we are gathered, hearts bared
in the thunder, struck from stillness, bearing our wares.”

Hearts filled with prayer swept full in the passing,
living towards Love in the Glory Outlasting.
Lead us, precede us, the ones in such waiting.
Still, all the voices with the murmur pulsating.

Gather us Peace, light us as Yours
Run through our rivers with waters that pour.
Keep our hearts as Your children at home, at home.
Never to question, to be lost nor to roam.

Give lanterns that guide all safe through the Night.
Touch every heart and bless us with sight.

Holy Beloved, lift all, each one to hope’s bright,
Your Glory outlasts, we belong to Your Light.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Philippians 3:12 – “ Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.”

1 Corinthians 10:4 -“ and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.”

Ephesians 1:10 -“As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.”