Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sanctuary of the Heart

Today as we drove to an outing about 80 miles north of our home, I was again impressed by the majestic splendor of God's creative work. Feeling disappointed that we could not attend our local church this morning I composed the following poem/chorus/ I viewed the forests and lakes. I'll add some pictures later but wanted to get this "posted" while it was still fresh on my mind.

Tow'ring Steeples

Sanctuary of the Heart

We worship in cathedrals
Tow’ring steeples, organs grand,
Or as the desert mystics
On the wastelands swept with sand.
We hear His voice in forests
As leaves rustle in the breeze
Or pray in tiny closets
In the darkness…on our knees.

We stand beside the ocean
As the mighty billows roll,
Or stand in awe as sunset
Brings deep pleasure to our soul;
We listen to the preacher
As God’s Word he does impart,
But the source of all true worship…
The sanctuary of the heart!

- David W. Fisher

"Above all guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." - Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)


  1. I really like this David.
    Gotta work with this one and put it to music. We missed you all this morning, but maybe if you had been with us, you would not have written this excellent poem / lyrics.

  2. Both a reminder that it doesn't matter where we are, and a neat juxtaposition of 2 important elements of our lives - communing with God through His creation and through the proclamation of His word in a "church" setting. Neat stuff David!