Poem: I left you sleeping

I left you sleeping to worship

Our God in heaven.

I left your warmth and comfort

And walked into the cold wind

And the icy rain.

But when I sat before God

And asked him to bless you,

To greatly bless you

A new comfort, like no other

Settled over me.

A love, like no other

Enfolded me.

He teaches me how to love you

How to greatly love you.

Poem: Let me count the ways

Let me count the ways you love me…

An eon’s not enough in time.

You call me, call me, call me.

And I continue to hide.

While your love spans the ages,

And I have turned away

You love me, love me, love me.

But I never stay.

It’s only when I’m on my knees

And I can no longer run

You bless me, bless me, bless me

And I come undone.

Lord carry me, carry me, carry me.

And I will count the ways

You love me, love me, love me

I will sing your praise.

Poem: Lean in closer

Lean in closer

Hear His whisper

He is sending me.

Always yearning

Keep me learning

Keening for me.

And he holds me

Tighter than ever

As I slip and slide.

Bathing me

Like a child

Washing me clean.

Lean in closer

Feel the whisper

Embracing me

Fires burning

My soul is yearning

Simply to BE.

His still strong voice

Calling me

Like a child

Making me clean.

Poem: Time goes quickly

Time goes so quickly,

When I’m moved to praise you!

When you’re filling my heart

And I am thankful, the minutes slip by.

Is it because I’m looking up

And no longer looking at my feet?

Finally seeing your light and glory,

And not sluggish darkness that weighs me?

Down, so down, down it threatens to drag me.

But when I lift my arms to you,

And cry “Father!” you hear me.

Embrace me Lord, enfold me.

Reawaken my soul on fire!

Lift my eyes to you

Like a tender love 

So all I see is you, and none other.

• “He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Saviour.’” Psalm‬ ‭89:26‬ ‭

RTBT: Thank you Lord for the freedom we have to love and praise you openly