Lent 2015 … Day 11.. Lent hymn

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As part of my Lenten discipline, I attended a quiet day at a local retreat centre. The theme of the day was ‘Desert Places’ and ‘Living waters’. I occasionally get inspiration to write a hymn, that expresses my thoughts about a subject. I wrote two hymns to familiar tunes. Here is the first one. The tune is  Kingsfold (I heard the voice of Jesus say ).

Lord, be with me this time of Lent

The shadows lurk around,

I dread the light is fading fast

And I’ll be ever bound.

Send now your Spirit, whirl and dance,

To lift me up on high;

Transform my fear, breathe through my doubt

O Spirit give me life.

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The dry hot winds blow round about,

the desert looks so bare,

The fear inside me welling up

I do not want to share.

But I must walk this barren land,

With Angels and wild beasts.

They meet with me, my thirst increased,

My soul yearns to be free.

………………………….

The Lenten days are now behind,

I see no desert now,

Your grace and mercy were my friends,

Companions till the end,

And now the Living waters heal

around me and within.

The lessons learnt for forty days,

Your love will always win.

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©Ruth Dillon 2015

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