Total Tender


Total tender my life shall be
For God is all in all.
Living life though my veins
Christ blood flows to all.
In my weakness I utterly fail
To live my Saviors call.
Yet His I am and will forever be
made His by His captive call.
Total captive by His light
In utter lighted night.
Made to be His servant
By my settled right.
In Him all are called
And to Him all will answer.
It wonders the mind
And settles the soul
And sets the Spirit to flight.
He is ours and we are His
And by grace will be made right.
Total tender my life shall be
For God is all in all.


The Soul of a Pilgrim


The Soul of a Pilgrim

Set deep within rests my restless soul,
For in You in You alone does my life rest whole.
Blazing flames of tortured steps, to mark the days until that rest.
Prayers for power and patience rise, like smoke in the moon lite skies.
Grace descends like rain on high, poured deep within to lift my eyes.
Saints and sinners walk this path,
The path of sorrow that bursts full at last.
Grains of sin fall from the hour glass, emptied of their unjust mass.
Carry me unto that home of no more sorrow no more tears,
Where we may rest in endless years.
Sacrificial union with Christ Divine, both flesh and spirit for all time.
Praise, glory and honor be to the Most Blessed Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Three in One and One in Three,
Come to save both you and me.

 October 12, 2012