Tuesday, September 09, 2014

To Him Be the Glory

To Him be the Glory
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I walk the path of loneliness
all rocks are gathered round.
I try to move them one by one
my duty earthly bound.

The burden mighty heavy
with each rock I toss aside.
I look around at no one
who is standing by my side.

“Why do you feel so alone,
when I placed within your reach,
ones to help you down the path;
hardy lessons for me to teach.”

“Lord the load is heavy.
I sometimes cannot see,
all the pillars gathered around
to walk the path with me.”

“I feel as if I struggle alone,
can do it all myself.
Hardened is the journey I tread;
people sit by on the shelf.”

“My child, all around you waits
companions to ease the road.
You need to see the well lit path;
you need to share the load!”

“But will I have failed in my job,
for not embracing the task?
I want to give my all to you
and do all that you ask.”

“You’ve given me the best of you
and that is all I need.
Your witness and your testimony;
a mighty strengthened seed.”

“Go now child and let them see
the blessings that I’ve sent.
Your journey far from over,
your light has not been spent.”

“I see them Lord, gathered here;
all from You to me.
We’ll walk the path, never alone
to You be all the Glory!”

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." --Jeremiah 29:11


benning said...

This was very moving, Joni. Thanks! <3

joni said...

Thanks Ben! :) I thought so too.

Kristena said...

this is incredible Joni.
I try to memorize my favorite poems.. I'm memorizing this one

Tiggs said...

Love this, Joni!

I felt like this was meant for me as well :)


joni said...

Thank you Stena!

I'm honored but to Him be the Glory. ;)

joni said...

Thanks Tigs. I think it speaks to all of us.