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



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.



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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