Thursday, March 12, 2009

For Our Children

I found a beautiful poem written by Amy Carmichael. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Father, hear us, we are praying,
Hear the words our hearts are saying,
We are praying for our children.

Keep them from the powers of evil,
From the secret, hidden peril,
From the whirlpool that would suck them,
From the treacherous quicksand, pluck them.

From the worlding's hollow gladness,
From the sting of faithless sadness,
Holy Father, save our children.
Through life's troubled water steer them,
Through life's bitter battle cheer them,
Father, Father, be Thou near them.
Read the language of our longing,
Read the wordless pleadings thronging,
Holy Father, for our children.
And wherever they may abide,
Lead them Home at eventide.

By Amy Carmichael

1 comment:

Valerie said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.