2.11.2016

A Faithful Heart

Though Your will I may not always see,
Though Your way may be unclear,
Though Your time I do not understand,
And Your voice I cannot hear,

When shadows cast their dark’ning gloom,
When the tempest rages ‘round,
When the silence seems to break my soul,
And no answer can be found—

A faithful heart, a faithful heart,
Free from bitterness and fear, I ask of Thee.
A quiet trust, a yielded will,
Lord, I pray, a faithful heart You give to me.

In the wilderness or fruitful plains,
On the mountain or in vale,
Through the weariness and pain of life,
Or beside the springing well,

Fix within my soul Your steadfast hope
That nought on earth can weaken,
Consume my passions, pride, and pity;
 Your face alone I’m seeking.

A faithful heart, a faithful heart,
Free from bitterness and fear, I ask of Thee.
A quiet trust, a yielded will,
Lord, I pray, a faithful heart You give to me.


Copyright © Elisabeth Linzey 2016

3 comments:

  1. Elisabeth, that poem is incredible! Such a blessing! It's definitely among my favorites that you've written.
    Hannah

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  2. That is so good! Just to be faithful, trusting, and yielded before Him through whatever life brings. Thank you, Elisabeth, for letting Him "write" through you!
    ~Alyssa

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  3. Grandmama2/15/2016

    This is just what my heart has been trying to express concerning our journey with Grandpapa's illness. Praise God for using you as an instrument of encouragement and comfort!

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