AS YOUR HAND I HOLD
Let my words and actions reveal your story,
Open my heart that I may your love proclaim…
Let me be a reflection of your great glory,
Open my lips that I may praise your Name.
Teach me Lord, what you would have me say
With your forgiveness…fill me til I overflow…
By your word lead me along life’s pathway,
That your forgiveness to others I freely show.
Grant me one more day your praises to sing,
With each breath I take be in thanks to you…
You are my source, my life, my everything,
The promises in your word I find true.
On that great Day, the trumpets sounding
I’ll sing your sweet praises with saints of old…
Rejoicing with each step of holy grounding,
Your love has led me home, your hand I hold!
–Carl A. Gooch ~ 16 March 2014
(A Minor Note on Capitalization: Carl Gooch, as many authors and Bible versions practice, does not always capitalize nouns referring to God or divinity…whereas I generally do. Hence some differences between his text and my Tags.–J.E.C.)