"... thy Savior comes to thee."
This beautiful poem brought inspiration to my prayer yesterday, so I thought I'd share it. It's by Rosa Turner, and can be found in the Christian Science Hymnal. If you like music with your poems, the tune is "Danny Boy," or Londonderry Air. (The music will start as soon as you click the link -- open it in a new window if you want to listen and read along.)
O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking,
O captive, rise and sing, for thou art free;
The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,
Unloosing bonds of all captivity.
He comes to bless thee on his wings of healing;
To banish pain, and wipe all tears away;
He comes anew, to humble hearts revealing
The mounting footsteps of the upward way.
He comes to give thee joy for desolation,
Beauty for ashes of the vanished years;
For every tear to bring full compensation,
To give thee confidence for all thy fears.
He comes to call the dumb to joyful singing;
The deaf to hear; the blinded eyes to see;
The glorious tidings of salvation bringing.
O captive, rise, thy Saviour comes to thee.
It's so sad, yet so uplifting, and such a lovely benediction. Blessings for the weekend, everybody.
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