orchidee

Hope of Heavenly Help



Tune: Louvan

('Lord of all being, throned afar')

Psalm 17 v.5-8

*******

Hold up my steps, Lord, in your ways

Help me to follow all my days

So shall I slip not, persevere

Trusting you with me, always near

 

I have called on you, you will hear

Incline your ear, hear my prayer clear

Show me your marvellous mercy

Your loving-kindness unto me

 

You are He who does save by your

Right hand them which trust you for sure

You save them from those that do rise

Against them with oppression, lies

 

Keep me as apple of your eye

Look on me and not pass me by

Hide me 'neath shadow of your wings

So then safe, my soul to you sings

 

Comments6

  • L. B. Mek

    'Hide me 'neath show of your wings
    So then safe, my soul to you sings'

    I think this lines encapsulates perfectly, the whole point of having faith and choosing to believe and take comfort-in - something/anything, that exists beyond the validity of our physical or logical senses,
    wonderful

    • orchidee

      Thanks LB. Oops, I have amended it to 'shadow'. Notice the poetic " 'neath" there? lol. Well, I ran out of syllables.

      • Michael Edwards

        Miss Berles has got some to spare.

      • 1 more comment

      • Neville

        • Neville

          These words had a nice feel Orchidee and of course we can all use a bit of extra help now n again, can’t we ...... πŸ‘. 😎

          • orchidee

            Where did ya poem go today?! Thanks N.

          • Gavin

            Beautiful Hymn Orchidee.

            Really captures the spirit of David pleas

            The pause of the last line in first verse I read it as 'trust you with me'. That had a powerful
            Feeling of true faith and safety in God

            • orchidee

              Thanks Gavin.

            • Gavin

              Beautiful Hymn Orchidee.

              Really captures the spirit of David pleas

              The pause of the last line in first verse I read it as 'trust you with me'. That had a powerful
              Feeling of true faith and safety in God

            • Goldfinch60

              " I have called on you, you will hear
              Incline your ear, hear my prayer clear
              Show me your marvellous mercy
              Your loving-kindness unto me"

              Where was he for My Joyce!!!

              Andy

              • orchidee

                Thanks Gold. There is that too, as you say. I don't know the 'answer'.

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                ANGELA HERE - A blessed Sunday Uncle Steve - Our Harvest this morning ! Tinned & Dry Goods (Flour - Sugar - Pasta etc) for the local Night Shelter and not a PUMPKIN in sight ! Thanks for the HYMN & Psalm 17 - AMEN.

                I call on You GOD & You do answer ME
                Listen to ME know & hear what I say
                Your LOVE is wonderful - You save those
                Who put their trust in YOU - AMEN !

                Blessings & Joy to You & Funny Fido
                Spirit Love A & B & El Gato Ahumido !!!

                • orchidee

                  Thanks A&B & Gato.



                To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.