Prisoner of Hope

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:22

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Willingly your captive, prisoner of hope

Persevered to woo me, grace and love your gift

Willingly your captive, prisoner of hope

 

Rescued me from hunger, hollowness adrift

Beckoned me, asked nothing, freely gave your grace

Persevered to woo me, grace and love your gift

 

Loved me, fed me, filled me; famine now replaced

Riches never ending fill me with your peace

Beckoned me, asked nothing, freely gave your grace

 

Mercy, love, compassion; gifts that never cease

Your plans engender hope, my faith You inspire

Riches never ending fill me with your peace

 

I seek to do your will in all you require

Love is your commandment, this burden of Light

Your plans engender hope, my faith You inspire

 

Gratefully surrendered in love I delight

Love is your commandment, this burden of Light

Willingly your captive, prisoner of hope

Willingly your captive, prisoner of hope

 

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:5

 

Inspired by Cindy Powell’s post, Forever Bound at Deeper Waters

12 comments

  1. Hello Susan! I nominated you for the Liebster award, which aims to connect bloggers with each other. My aim was to connect 11 bloggers sharing their faith openly and honestly – I hope my nomination will be okay with you; if not please accept my apologies. The nomination post of mine can be found at http://celetac.com/2015/03/10/paying-it-forward-the-liebster-blog-award-nomination/

    Blessings,
    Celeta

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    1. Celeta, thank you so very much. I don’t accept awards (it’s under my Notices tab), but I truly appreciate the thought behind the nomination. Bless you. 🙂

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  2. Heaetfelt, pure, and beautiful!! Thank you Susan! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie. Your visits and comments are always a welcome sight. 🙂

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  3. I like it. Well articulated. The gate of the beginning.

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    1. The gate of the beginning: well put, Susan! 😀

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  4. Lovely poem Susan, perfect to read on a Sunday here where we finally have some rain. That beautiful picture – at first I thought it was pussywillow but buds and clouds against a blue sky are just as refreshing and calming.

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    1. Buds always remind me of Spring. In the pre-spring chill of wind and 55-60 degree weather, I find hope in the small buds slowly opening week by week. Brrrrr. (People on the East Coast are laughing, right?) 😮

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  5. Love it 🙂

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  6. Beautiful, Susan. Just beautiful. Thank you. Love, Amy

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