a prayer




Tender Mercies


Tender mercies follow me

as through this life I travel.
I wander through the lonely paths

and stumble through the bramble.
But during all the while I walk,

I talk with you each mile.
Your answer carries through the breeze;

reassurance makes me smile.
I see your love upon the faces

of babes in their mother’s care.
I see your peace in the old folks

who rest in their rocking chairs.
I hear you whisper quietly

through the gentle bubbling brook.
I see your power clap thunderously

As you write my name in your book!
I wonder why you care so much for me

as in my meditation I linger;

For you know every hair on my head

and each wrinkle on my fingers.
Every action and thought you have

is for my eternal soul.
How do I understand this love

that is far beyond what I could know?
So as I live this life of mine,

I only hope to leave a trail
Of a bit of you in each one I meet

as over life’s seas I sail.
Please help me Lord to shine,

as you have polished this vessel I wear,
To reflect the tender mercies,

that you bestowed on me with care.





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2016-09-18 at 08:12

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Bibek
Lovely.
2016-09-21


Sameen
Man, I really envy you faithfuls
2016-09-20


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Well written Kathy and obviously soul felt. I've alway felt the phrase "tender mercies" to be one of the most beautiful in the book of common prayer.
2016-09-19


David W. Glavin
Beautifully written.....
2016-09-18