“The Love That Outlasts”, a worship poem from Linda Willows

I go back to this worship poem from a while ago and I am grateful for the moment – it was true then but it grows deeper for me and becomes more of a calling as time walks forward…

With a Love That Outlasts

The evening shifts, the clouds reform.
I watch a passing storm transform.
Like the heart through seasons of,
this, the life that journeys Love. 

In the beauty of God’s wondrous heart.
There we fasten, there we start.
Such are the oceans that open invite,
in mysterious bidding and joyous delight.

In the calm of His peace that stills our all.
There, hearts rest. Therein, souls called.
God everlasting, in the deep silence caste,
He fills every heart with the Love that outlasts.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Psalm 46:10 “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Jeremiah 33:3
“‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”

Isaiah 54:8
“With everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the Lord your Redeemer.”

“Evenings Gathered with Gratitude’s Moon”, from LWillows

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When last I looked, you were beside,
There on my right, in the path on the green
Deep in the hills of bounties so wide,
Rich in the depth of my memory’s tide.

With trails and songs gifted, joy found a tune,
All heaven and earth seemed new with hope.
Evenings were gathered with gratitude’s moon
Peace fell upon such pastures elope.

I walk in green paths and remember today,
Singing of treasures lost yet in this world-
Surrounded by a bounty of grace in Love’s sway.
You are here always near, my heart fells, you do stay.

© 2018 Linda Willows

John 15:15
“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”

James 2:23
“And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

“On Bended Knee”…by Linda Willows

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On bended knee I find my own,
the way of simple ‘letting’ known.
Freed are all the burdens kept
out they flew, oh out they leapt..

I bowed my head to let all dim,
The Love, came then, it soared; poured in.
My all curled toward the mercy Bright.
Heart folded round firm in this might.

Wrap me round and hold me tight,
I never want to leave this site.
Oh let the fetters of the day,
find their way without my say.

I need to Love on bended knee;
‘Tis how I die, I live, I see.
The Glory All is farther than,
the Whole and heart of even me.

Life, its source, the beauty of-
comes free and lets from far above,
and when we bend our lives to Love
to live and die, to reach to see
we arch in deep humility.

Touching portal veils that hold,
embrace of sacred love extolled.

©2016 Linda Willows ©Linda Willows 2012

Photograph by Kemil Kamal