Saturday, September 01, 2007

A place of refreshing

Ok...the moral of this post is "don't be dumb and get too busy!" (I have to learn this one over and over!) This summer was a pretty busy one and sadly I allowed it to consume my time to the point that my quiet time in the Word suffered. It is such a dangerous place, to be a soldier of the cross and not have any armour on! I began to realize that I was losing battles and feeling so spiritually dry. While I was in Ireland I had a lot of time to just be in the Word and pray and oh, it was good and so refreshing!

I love reading the words of old songs and recently found this one that fit so well...

When Thou Wakest in the Morning


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When thou wakest in the morning
Ere thou tread’st the untried way
Of the lot that lies before thee
Through the coming busy day;
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Whether sunbeams promise brightness,
Whether dim forebodings fall,
Be thy dawning glad or gloomy,
Go to Jesus, tell Him all.
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Isn't that great and don't you just lovest that old English! I hopeth thou art encouraged-eth by it!...there really is a treasure of unimaginable refreshing to be found at Jesus feet! May we never neglect it!

3 comments:

mindy caron said...

Amen!

Bethany said...

I've never heard that hymn before -- what beautiful words! And what gorgeous pictures!!!! (From Ireland, I'm assuming?) Wow. It must be a beautiful country; it seems you captured the feel of it very well! Wish I could walk into your pictures! :D

abi said...

Melanie,

I know this post was some time ago, but I still wanted to comment and let you know what a blessing it was to my soul!

I especially was touched by the phrase, "Be thy dawning glad or gloomy, Go to Jesus, tell Him all." It SO met me were I was at, and refreshed my inmost being. Thank you!

Hugs, and love to YOU!!