Friday, June 12, 2009

Who Am I?

“Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that You have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in Your sight, O Sovereign Lord, You have also spoken about the future of the house of Your servant. Is this Your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign Lord?

What more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Sovereign Lord. For the sake of Your word and according to Your will, You have done this great thing and made it known to Your servant.” 2Samuel 7:18-22

“Who am I, O Sovereign Lord,”
That You would choose the likes of me;

What was I, but sin and disgrace,
With no right to be set free?

What lay within my heart of stone

That caused Your heart to yearn;

To whisper words of love divine
And ask my eyes to turn?

What did You see within my soul,
My flawed and sinful state;

What worthy thing did You behold,

And with great patience wait?

Why did You choose this lowly being

And break this heart of stone;

Then mold and shape it with great love,

And make it all Your own?

Why set a crown upon my head,

Unworthy, shamed and scorned;

Why share Your cup with such as me,

And with righteousness adorn?

I know not what the answers be,

Nor Your faithfulness understand;

But I’ll place my trust upon Your will,

And take You by the hand.

Let not doubt sway this new-made heart,

Nor fear cause it to fail;

With tender guidance and gentle touch,

Your mercy will prevail.

You’ve set my soul on angel’s wings,

To soar to heights unknown;

With grace and mercy You’ve chosen me,

And seeds of love You’ve sown.

Who I am to deserve such love,

Such mercy, gifts, and grace,

Will only be answered upon that day

I see You face-to-face.

Copyright 2006 Karen L. Brah

1 comment:

Mom said...

Another tribute to God. How do you come up with these wonderful poems? I shouldn't ask because I know it is a God given gift.I hope being a very proud mother is ok with Him.