Posted by: Pastor | August 28, 2010

SIT STILL!

Sit still, my children! Just sit calmly still!
Nor deem these days–these waiting days–as ill!
The One who loves you best, who plans your way,
Has not forgotten your great need today!
And, if He waits, it’s sure He waits to prove
To you His tender child, His heart’s deep love.

Sit still, my children! Just sit calmly still!
You greatly long to know your dear Lord’s will!
While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way
Corroding within, because of His delay–
Persuade yourself in simple faith to rest
That He, who knows and loves, will do the best.

Sit still, my children! Just sit calmly still!
Nor move one step, not even one, until
His way has opened. Then, ah, then how sweet!
How glad your heart, and then how swift your feet,
Your inner being then, ah then, how strong!
And waiting days not counted then too long.

Sit still, my sons & daughters! Just sit calmly still!
What higher service could you for Him fill?
It’s hard! ah yes! But choicest things must cost!
For lack of losing all how much is lost!
It’s hard, it’s true! But then–He gives you grace
To count the hardest spot on the sweetest place.

By J. Danson Smith

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