orchidee

The Echo Of Your Voice



Tune: Repton

('Dear Lord and Father of mankind')

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When on through life's journey I go

Help me your voice to know

And here in your creation bright

Shine glimpses of eternal light

Revealed unto my sight

Revealed unto my sight

 

Through woods and vales and pastures green

Peace, calm, nothing between

To disturb this communion

This fellowship with Christ the Son

Saving work He has done

Saving work He has done

 

Help me to hear, your still small voice

And in your praise rejoice

Through sunlight glades, or dew, or rain

I sense your presence close again

Creator, you e'er reign

Creator, you e'er reign

 

Carpets of flowers, they your grace

Display, your mercies trace

Guard us from voices harmful, strange

May we hear only your voice range

All that you plan, arrange

All that you plan, arrange

 

Your voice in hush and quietude

Inviting, never rude

Echoes speak plain, reverberate

Telling of you, that you are great

E'erlasting is your state

E'erlasting is your state

 

So on through life's passage and rhyme

You with us all the time

You our good Shepherd, we your sheep

You do safe in your fold each keep

Lead through high, low, smooth, steep

Lead through high, low, smooth, steep

Comments7

  • Goldfinch60

    A?

    • orchidee

      Digit slipped, as they say. It's Porchi trying to upload a picture! Be with you in a moment. Eh?

    • Goldfinch60

      That's better.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold. Me next poem will be called 'Oohh arrrhh, eee by gum!'

      • Michael Edwards

        Super write - so who is the artist?

        • orchidee

          Thanks Michael. The artist is Sarah Ollerenshaw (see website). Or Sarah Berles? heehee.

        • fuche_bu

          This was a rather enjoyable poem.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Fuche. Ya can sing it too! heehee.

          • Claudelle DeLuna

            Very nice poem/hymn! Orchidee
            like the art too
            I ran there for a moment!
            😊

            • orchidee

              Thanks Claudelle.

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              Hi UNCLE STEVE ~ Due to a busy Tuesday and 5 to 7 Class I am responding to this excellent compilation @ 9 pm ! Love the Picture ~ Praise & Poem ! This HYMN was our School Hymn in the School I attended in Liverpool. Love the verse:

              In simple trust like those who
              Heard beside the Syrian Sea ~
              The gracious calling of our LORD
              Let us like them ~ without a word
              Rise up and follow Thee
              Rise up and follow Thee ~ AMEN

              Loved the Poem that paraphrases it. Next time I visit my Alma Mater I will recite it for them !
              Yours as always BRIAN the SILENT !
              I am posting YESTERDAY tomorrow please check !

              • orchidee

                Thanks B&A.

              • Neville

                the painting you have chosen fits well with the words you have written ....

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Neville. This may not be the exact painting of the same title as the poem.

                  • Neville

                    then write another one before it dries..... my pleasure.. your paint..

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