Monday, May 30, 2005

Thy Strength and My Day

Another special "find" at a recent garage sale was the book "The Making of the Beautiful", a biographical sketch of Annie Johnson Flint. What a choice little volume! Flint's poems have been such a blessing to me over the years.

Her Poems Still Speak Loud and Clear

Here's one I hadn't read before:

Thy Strength and My Day

"Give me Thy strength for my day, Lord,
That whersoe'er I go,
There shall no danger daunt me
And I shall fear no foe;
So shall no task o'ercome me,
So shall no trial fret,
So shall I walk unwearied
The path where my feet are set;
So shall I find no burden
Greater than I can bear,
So shall I have a courage
Equal to all my care;
So shall no grief o'erwhelm me,
So shall no wave o'erflow;
Give me Thy strength for my day, Lord,
Cover my weakness so."