Sunday, 2 June 2013

WORK

I sought to answer to the Lord's command
To work for Him; immediately Pride
Came puffing up and told me, "Make it grand
So that your reputation will abide".
But what was said by Simpleness-of-eye?
"Look steadfastly on Christ who is on high."

Now Self came rushing forward to agree
With Pride; and fearful, said "Don't be a fool
And risk there being any harm to me:
Beware you do not use a two  edged tool!"
But what was said by Simpleness-of-eye?
"Look steadfastly on Christ who is on high."

Stiff-necked Legality next sought my ear
Suggesting, with stentorian demand,
That I should labour only in his fear
And let his iron talon guide my hand.
But what was said by Simpleness-of-eye?
"Look steadfastly on Christ who is on high."

Ease yawned and said "Forget the word of truth  
Or maybe leave it for another day",
While Pleasure called to me, with Lusts-of-Youth,
To try to show a more convenient way.
But what was said by Simpleness-of-eye?
"Look steadfastly on Christ who is on high."

O Holy Spirit, help that I may be
A workman who has not to be ashamed,
Without distraction as empowered by Thee
And building so that Jesus is acclaimed;
Help me to say with Simpleness-of-eye,
"Look steadfastly on Christ who is on high."

1 comment:

I'm glad to hear how this strikes you!