Romanced

If you’ve never been romanced by the Lord, you have no idea what you’re missing.

Today I was reminded that He has been madly, wildly loving me way before I realised it and wished to reciprocate. Our lifesaver stand-in keyboardist was letting her fingers run on the ivories after the service ended, letting the Spirit lead her, as it were. She chose to meditatively play this song which I first learnt in school many years back.

How much better I understand it now! How much more it is now my own desire!

 

Shepherd of My Soul

 

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O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;

be thou forever near me, my Master and my friend.

I shall not fear the battle if thou art by my side,

nor wander from the pathway if thou wilt be my guide.

 

O let me feel thee near me! The world is ever near;

I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;

my foes are ever near me, around me and within;

but Jesus, draw thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

 

O let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still,

above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will.

O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;

O speak, and make me listen, thou guardian of my soul.

 

O Jesus, thou hast promised to all who follow thee

that where thou art in glory there shall thy servant be.

And Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;

O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

 

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About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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