“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.”

“Can You See My Soul’s Pew” a Praise poem from L.Willows (Jesus Christ, Faith, Prayer)

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Yearning, heart learning
all forward to You.
Unknowing, unseeing,
all motions sway to.
Wearing the cares
that long for your view,
Lord, I am calling,
all-reaching
do you see my soul’s pew?

Hoping and trusting
wanting only to be,
Yours in close keeping.
Safely, home. Adoptee.
This, true assembly;
my only heart’s aim.
Lord, I am praising.
Can you touch this heart’s frame?

Make tender what rebels.
Mellow soft what formed loss.
Subdue what cries afar.
Keep me in Your Reign.
Bear near earthen star.

Wearing cares made holy,
simple and sure.
Lord, I am praising,
bowed low, made pure,
Heart, felled to You,
may Your Kingdom endure.

© 2018 Linda Willows

Psalm 143:8
Let me hear Your loving devotion in the morning, for I have put my trust in You. Teach me the way I should walk, for to You I lift up my soul.

C.S. Lewis on “Hoping for Something More”…offered by LWillows

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C.S. Lewis Quotes on Hoping For Something More

“Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise.

“At present we are on the outside… the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the pleasures we see. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so. Someday, God willing, we shall get “in”… We will put on glory… that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch.

We do not want to merely “see” beauty–though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words–to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.