Life in God’s Keep
From where do you rise-
larger than life’s birth,
more than the sum of
all measured worth.
Sweeter than all-love,
greater than gifts;
you come in a river
like water that drifts.
Here, in my hearts’ breath.
Here in the deep.
Here in the hush of,
prayers that sing-weep.
Joy in such wonder.
Joy breaks to leap,
All parts to praise-thunder,
Life in God’s keep.
© 2019 Linda Willows
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
I hear You in the sweet airs lift,
The hum of distant rustles drift.
Winged creatures live in your midst…
Singing symphonies; love’s heart kissed.
Garden paradise untouched by me;
You speak a language of mystery.
Godly scriptures unfold from the green,
Creation revealed in your mirrors unseen.
Grace in the wind, in the dawning new day.
Found in the dew that reflects heaven’s ray.
Found in the songs that sing nature’s hue.
All welcomes; Love greets; I find me in You.
© 2019.2018 Linda Willows
How lovely are Thy dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Thine altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God. How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house! They are ever praising Thee.