Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The God Beyond

'God beyond gold
Who gives us our worth.
Lord who is due
much more than praise.
King Who observes
from the deep night of space.

Release us from
the terrors
which haunt
and pillage our sleep.

Inhabit our dreams
with vivid visions
of Hereafter.

And may uneasy waters
of our hearts
be walked upon
and stilled,
by the becalming Christ,
our saviour in the dark.'

(Stewart Henderson: taken from 'Still Facing Autumn' - Plover Books, 2001)

That's why we need artists...they express the inexpressible


urbanmonk said...


Jinsane said...

Excellent Post! Thanks for sharing!

Awareness said...

It is always in the darkest hour in the middle of the night when I need calming the most.......

We do need artists......that was beautiful. I have returned here and read it several times. I'll now print it off and keep it close.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

sometimes i put stuff out there and i wonder what it does for souls...

...its always encouraging to know my rambles and pics are somehow helpful

know the three of your blogs do the same

Mata H said...

I thought you might like this :

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.


The Harbour of Ourselves said...

mata, i do like it - very much - it tells me this darkness may just pass...one day