God, bless the poet’s heart and hand, creating songs of faith and praise;
Yet may each writer understand our words cannot contain your ways.
God, bless the ones who boldly dare to let the scriptures be their guide;
Yet may no one of us declare that you are always on our side.
God, bless the ones who teach and learn, who seek the truth by which to live;
Yet show us: Knowledge cannot earn the love that only you can give.
God, bless the ones who daily lead your churches, cities, nations, too;
Yet may these leaders humbly see their need to serve and follow you.
In Christ we daily live and grow; your Spirit guides us by your grace.
A mirrored image now we know; yet one day we’ll see face to face.
|First Line:||God bless the poet's heart and hand, creating songs of faith and praise|
|Title:||God, Bless the Poet's Heart and Hand|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2007)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 John 1:8; 1 Peter 5:5; 2 Corinthians 5:16-17; 2 Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 2:7-10; Exodus 3:14; Job 38:1-39:30; John 3:8; John 16:13; Luke 4:20-30; Psalm 96:1-13; Psalm 119:105|
|Topic:||Life in Christ; Worship|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2007 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
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