LORD of all that ever was,
Of all that is
And of all that ever shall be,
Father, Son and Spirit,
Ever three and ever one,
Rule in our lives this day.
Take each of us
And all of us,
Body soul and spirit,
And use us for your glory.
May our lips be quick to praise you,
Our hands be quick to serve you,
Our hearts be quick to trust you
And our feet be quick to follow you,
That when evening comes
We may rest the rest of the faithful,
Not by the perfection of our works,
But by the depth of your grace.
Through Jesus your Son,
May the God who gives peace make you holy in every way. May he keep your whole being-spirit, soul, and body-blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.
-1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, God's Word translation
Poem and photo ©2008 James L. Swindle