Dear Lord

Dear Lord,
Dear Lord, may I praise Your name forever
May I lift it to the heavens and shout it to the depths
Even if I lose my sight, oh Lord,
May I hear Your name forever.
Even if I lose my hearing, oh Lord,
May I sing Your name always.
Even if I lose my tongue, oh Lord,
May I write Your name for eternity.
Even if I lose my hands, oh Lord,
May I know You're in my heart.
Even if I lose my life, oh Lord,
May I be an offering to You forever.
Dear Lord, in all I do, may I worship You,
For You are the only one who deserves praise.
You are all that matters in the end,
And may it stay that way forever. Amen.
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Re-discovered this today, it's dated Dec 2, 2008. (Revised)

SSmoothie's picture

Lovely, sweet soul food. For

Lovely, sweet soul food. For those who just want to throw it all up to God and live the incredible journey. It speaks of courage and strength and I hope that I have the passion of this poem when truly tested. Blessing ss 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

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Starward's picture

I am rarely at a loss for

I am rarely at a loss for words; and very often too verbose; but this poem, this magnificent praise poem, has taken my words away.  There is nothing I can say in the face of such spiritual beauty except . . . it should be in the prayer books.


Seraphim's picture


Firstly, to God be the glory; if there is anything good in me its by grace. This poem was orginally written 10 years ago and I have kept it as it was written, including th format which was to look somewhat like a sword hilt. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Eph. 6:17&18. I was uniquely inspired to write this, and I find it as a fountain of encouragement every time I come across it. God will do with it what He wills, although I have no doubt that it will remain in obscurity. 

Post Tenebras Spero Lucem

Starward's picture

Thank you for the reply.  I

Thank you for the reply.  I will contnue to have faith that this poem will not remain obscurity, but in some kind of fame as the future contiues onward.