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.
Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #63
|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)|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2007 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|