Sure Seeking


Tune: St Clement

('The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended')

Psalm 27 v.7-11


Hear me, O Lord, when I cry with my

Voice, have mercy on me, draw nigh

And hear and answer, this be my plea

I make requests to you humbly


When you said, Seek you my face, my heart

Said unto you, I do my part

Your face, Lord, will I seek, hide not your

Face far from me, but reveal sure


And turn me not away in anger

I pray your mercies to me stir

You have been my help, Lord, leave me not

With you comfort shall be my lot


Neither forsake me, O God of my

Salvation, e'en if by and by

Others may forsake me, but not you

Teach me your way, Lord, plain and true

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 15th, 2023 03:36
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in A tip or two to help with rhyming maybe - some lines can end in part-sentence, e.g. "and", "if", "to", "my", "by", if you can think of something to rhyme with them. I usually do AABB rhyme. You may be cleverer to do, e.g. ABAB, etc. Or do free-verse, then you won't have to think about rhyming at all!
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • arqios

    A plea of the broken is always heard above!

    • orchidee

      Thanks A, formerly CB. lol.

      • arqios

        Still am but aiming to be less cryptic lol 😂

      • 1 more comment

      • Nicholas Browning

        A fine write, Sir Steve!

        - N

        • orchidee

          Thanks N.

        • 2781

          Double barrel when listening and reading. Good right.

          • orchidee

            Thanks 2.

          • Bobby O

            This had roots that brought real to the surreal

            • orchidee

              Thanks B.

              • Bobby O

                Middle ground You have been such an understanding soul when I’ve concentrated on differences and that display of dignity actually prompted looks from other angles and a distance from assault tactics is born.
                ( mostly)

              • Neville

                was this originally meant to be the tongue twister it has since turned out to be ..

                • orchidee

                  Thanks N. It\'s called enjambment, so a poet told me - end of lines incomplete, and 'jambing' them into the next line, I think.
                  Notice the tips I give - it's educational on 'ere, innit?!
                  I dunno what might rhyme with 'the' or 'a' at the end of a line though.

                • Jerry Reynolds

                  I do enjoy your work Ochi.

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks J.

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