Saturday, May 9, 2015

Come Now, Holy Spirit!

This poem came to me when I was feeling weak and lonely.  I suffer from clinical depression, and there are times when I really need to know that the Lord is with me.  Whenever I feel down and alone, I usually only have to put on some praise and worship music and worship the Lord, and the Holy Spirit fills me with peace and a feeling of reassurance.  We need to realise that He IS always with us, guiding us, comforting us in times of sorrow, lifting us up when we fall, and sheltering us from all our enemies.  He is always there when we need Him.  All we have to do is reach out.

Come now, Holy Spirit,
And fill me with Your power –
I need to know You're with me
Every single hour. 

As I come into Your presence now,
I need to know Your will,
So I will sit in silence, Lord –
I will wait; I will be still.

As I go into the world today,
I need You as my guide,
To lead me and to strengthen me;
To know You're by my side.

May every word I speak, my Lord,
Be gentle, soft and warm;
May it reach the hearts of those I meet,
And calm the raging storm.

May the love of God pour out of me
And quench each thirsty soul;
Like a river of living water,
May it touch and make them whole.

The desire of my heart, my Lord,
Is for Your people to be free,
So let them see in me, my Lord,
None of self, but only Thee.
Copyright © 1993 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved.

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