A Prayer to the King of Glory

A Poem By Ezra // 6/4/2009

Let me dwell within Your breath, my King of endless Glory,
And hide me in the shadow of Your love;
Though my sins, like a forest, stand ever thick around me,
Remind me that Your promise is enough.

It’s been years since You first called me, to this desperate journey,
And I tremble for the little way I’ve come;
But though my love is faithless, still Your face has not turned from me,
And Your arms are open, even though I run.

Lord, it is not Your justice that eludes my comprehension,
Nor Your judgment passed on worthless, filthy men,
Nor Your wisdom, nor Your power, but your graceful intervention,
And Your sacrifice to pay for all my sin.

King, You know that I’m a failure, and my wrongs are like an ocean,
And I’ve little courage, even for a man,
But I’m resting in Your promise, though with faltering devotion,
And trusting You’ll complete what You began.

And when it is they ask me, “Who is this King of Glory?”
I pray that I will answer with Your name;
Though men of wrath or lions stand open-mouthed before me,
Give me the strength to answer them the same.

Amen

Comments

Good poem! You're leaving?

Good poem!
You're leaving? Awww...I'm sorry...thanks for sharing everything, Ezra!
God bless you wherever you fare!
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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Heather | Thu, 06/04/2009

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Reading this...

Reading this brought tears to my eyes. It echoes so well what I've been going through this year, and hope that I never finish going through.
Thank you so much for putting it into words so beautifully. This is going up on my wall.

Leaving? And 3 years? That makes me very sad. :( You will be sorely missed! Your comments have meant much to me, and your poems are encouraging, and I love Ellyra's Song so far.
But since you must go, then I wish you "Beannacht Dé leat!" (Godspeed on your journey [of life]) and will pray that "Bail O Dia ort" (God prosper you).

Barakat,
- Kyleigh

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“The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals.”
- Samuel Davies

Kyleigh | Thu, 06/04/2009

Ezra

This was such a wonderfully beautiful piece. Thank you.

Brianna | Thu, 06/04/2009

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"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa

Amazing! "Give me the

Amazing!
"Give me the strength to answer them the same." So wonderful :) The way you can take such profound thoughts and weave them into such a beautiful poem is something that I have never been able to do, but you have. Have you ever been told that you have a gift? Well now you have :)

You're leaving us?!?! I must echo what Kyleigh said, "That makes me sad," Stay safe and come back to all your "friends" on AP soon!

God bless,
Ariel
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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Ariel | Thu, 06/04/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Just plain beautiful. But

Just plain beautiful.

But you must know that I disapprove of the fact that one of ap's most powerful poets is leaving :'(

Keri | Thu, 06/04/2009

Gosh. I sat here for two

Gosh. I sat here for two minutes with my mouth open, combined product of your sad announcement and your poem. Noro go hûl, bado go Eru! (Elvish "Run with the wind, go with God.")

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"In retrospect, I question the inclusion of a self-destruct button." ~Ferb (Phineas and Ferb)

Anna | Thu, 06/04/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Wow. Ezra, thank you; this

Wow. Ezra, thank you; this was beautiful.
God bless you and keep you wherever you fare.

"May the road rise to meet you;
May the wind be always at your back;
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."
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If I disappear, and you cannot find me, please don't worry.
Just be sure to check all the wardrobes.

Clare Marie | Fri, 06/05/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

This was lovely. I liked the

This was lovely. I liked the line "Lord, it is not Your justice that eludes my comprehension"...lovely, just lovely. Also the "Amen" was a nice touch.

Oh, and goodbye. Have fun with whatever happens.

"I decided to be sensible the other day and tore up David's picture. Could you please send me some Scotch tape?" Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina)

The Brit | Fri, 06/05/2009

I told you not to leave...

Ezra, this was your most beautiful poem yet. I don't know what else I can say about it... This place will not be the same without you; I hope you return as a monthly writer eventually. (If only I could have persuaded you not to leave...)
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"Moderation is fine, if it's not carried to extremes." -- Thomas Sowell

James | Fri, 06/05/2009

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

James, please disolve the

James, please disolve the mystery of your brother's departure.

Keri | Sat, 06/06/2009

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