Offered Now Everything in Praise of God...
Shadows in darkness, moonlit branch reaches,
touching within me deepest secret places,
My spirit shifting, praising only Thee,
God-love drifting, complete in me.
Offered now everything in praise of God,
trees in the woodland, grasses in sod,
Snowflakes, rainbows, flowers on a hill,
with resonant beauty, so colorful His Will.
Stars and their courses, unknown save seen,
moonlight transforming winter to dream,
Soul shifting deeply revealing His I,
how can I write of Thee, hear my soul-cry.
Footprints in sea sand, vixen at lair,
movements in deep waters, wings on crystal air,
Creator's Love burning, cast from His Sword,
life-fire yearning consummation in its Lord.
Spirit gifts the greatest, hopes heaven high,
Power bound in fusion, nearer even nigh,
Still-prayer amidst all else, time unbounded,
Love-manna savored, evil gone, confounded.
Everything offered but naught to give,
possessing nothing but that I live!
Love moving endlessly, Life on its Way,
Jesus walks softly, peaceful His Say.
Love offered in shadows, again in dreams,
warm piercing Love that never leaves,
Offered a spirit in love with His earth,
called from itself, creating a dearth.
Void of completeness until filled by Thee,
You the One sought, to set me free,
Wanderings ended, bound for eternity,
praising, soaring spirit, cherished, happy.
Brother Not, sfo