Daily Diligence

Tune: Finlandia

('We rest on thee, our shield and our defender')


Turning to you, progressing on life's way

You Lord our Saviour here from day to day

Through all life's journey you will be our guide

Your Spirit in our hearts He does reside

So on through thick and thin, your purposes show

To us, that we more in your image grow


If heavy heart or mind, grant us your light

Clear away the darkness so that our sight

Is set on you, focused here and aligned

Finding your help, your mercies true and kind

Going forth, sharing, to evangelise

Reaching forth unto you, Christ our high prize


Attuned to you, may outward things not spoil

Communion with you, nor distracts* foil (* distractions)

Us, as we press on steadily ahead

Following you, and by your Spirit led

What be your will, your plan for us today?

Teach us to know it, joyfully obey


Spirit of God, rise up within our hearts

And daily fill us here in all our parts

Expressing praise, worship, and thanksgiving

Melodious voices unto you sing

Great God of all, we saved through Christ you Son

For each of us full salvation has won


  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi.

    I prefer the full version of the tune "Finlandai" played by an orchestra thus:

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

    • Michael Edwards

      One of my favourites of all orchestral pieces - and another fine write O

      • orchidee

        Thanks Michael - Sibelius. The little I know about classical music. Well, I know fairly famous pieces.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks UNCLE STEVE : Fine tune and very uplifting words ! Love the Poem which echoes the HYMN. God is there for US 24/7 and underneath and round about are the Everlasting Arms : AMEN Thanks for sharing :
        Love ANGELA ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก
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        • orchidee

          Thanks B&A.

        • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

          Wonderful tribute to the Lord. You are clearly one of His faithful servants as your eye is always upon Him.


        • Gino

          Very nice write. May the Lord bless you always...

          • orchidee

            It's me Orchidee, writing the poem! Thanks for comment Gino.

          • Gino

            I apologize orchidee for that.

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