Lament, Poets

Lament For The Quenchers

Weep, weep for those Who do the work of the Lord With a high look And a proud heart. Their voice is lifted up In the streets, and their cry is heard. The bruised reed, they break By their great strength, and the smoking flux, They trample. Weep not for the quenched (For God will hear their cry And the…

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Dying & Loss, Lament

A Mourner’s Prayer

Lord God, Without your promise I could not endure this sorrow. Only the promise of your presence Enables me to carry on in these lonely times. Only your grace preserves me as I mourn. Do not let me mourn without hope! You have taken care of me in the past, Now let me be carried in your mercy. Give me…

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Aussie, Lament

Love & Lament For Straya

Love And Lament On Australia Day   Dear God, Thanks for ‘Straya’. For cricket and barbies at the beach, For the bush and the open sky, for our simmering summer! I truly do love Your ‘land of the long weekend’.   Today I am filled with love and lament for ‘Straya’.   I pray for those who ‘Straya’ has hurt: For…

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Lament, Pain

I Do Not Lie Here Alone

O God, I am struck down to my lowest. Pain consumes my world. The more I think of it the worse it is. It beggars my brain, it fogs my senses, It reduces my world to a searing endless struggle. I call out to you, Jesus, The crucified, betrayed, buried, descended One, You bore this pain, You lived this pain,…

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Lament, Poets

My Soul Lies Cleaving To The Dust – Isaac Watts

(A Reflection on Psalm 119)   My soul lies cleaving to the dust, Lord, give me life divine, From vain desires and every lust, Turn off these eyes of mine.   I need the influence of thy grace To speed me in thy way, Lest I should loiter in my race, Or turn my feet astray.   When sore afflictions…

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Lament, Need Or Trial, Poets

Hear Me Nor Hide Thy Face – Isaac Watts

(A Reflection On Psalm 102)   Hear me, O God, nor hide thy face; But answer, lest I die; Hast thou not built a throne of grace To hear when sinners cry?     My days are wasted like the smoke Dissolving in the air; My strength is dried, my heart is broke, And sinking in despair.     My…

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