Refreshing Remedy

Tune: Mannheim

('Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us')


Lead us Lord, through every season

Through all life's rhyme and reason

See our hearts, our state, our being

Your graces still to us bring

Weak and weary, lost without you

But in you we made anew


Heal our land where arid and parched

And where troubles overarched

Pour the dew, rain of your blessing

Satiate thirst of each thing

Yet too sun for light, warmth, and heat

We worship here at your feet


Green grass dries, green, colour of grace

Look still on us, Lord, your face

Turn not from us, come to our aid

You our ransom price have paid

Giving grace to persevere on

For before us you have gone


Trod this earth, human life sharing

The divine too did you bring

Not aloof, distant, uncaring

But understanding each thing

Guide us, by your Spirit showing

More of Christ, our Lord and King


Where we dry, dusty, enliven

With your presence  us e'en then

Cool balm, healing, sensitively

You to each Comforter be

So on through each night and day we

Share your love, life constantly

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 2nd, 2018 01:41
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in 878787. Not a paraphrase of the original hymn, but has some similar themes. The tune came to me while walking along the street, not in the desert - though it felt like a desert in the heat! A bit disjointed in places? This can be meant physically and spiritually.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views:


  • Goldfinch60

    Good write Orchi. Yes it does seem like we are in a desert at the moment.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold. The clip has 100th anniversary of the 'Titanic'. Were you and I on it, in 1912?!

    • Frogspoetry


      • orchidee

        Thanks Frogs. Now I'm known for bringing tears to people\'s eyes - out of boredom, frustration, and torment that is, when they hear me sing! heehee.
        I know what you mean though - it's a 'sensitive' tune.

        • Frogspoetry

          Hahaha!It is I really love it.

        • FineB

          Awesome write Orchidee!

          Lovely and powerful!

          Keep writing

          • orchidee

            Thanks Fine.

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