Thursday 25 February 2016

Mighty to Save

Come in Thy might, Lord!
    Come in Thy power!
Come to our land
    In this dark hour!
From the dread foe
    Deliverance we crave;
Be Thou our Helper,
    "Mighty to save."

Pardon our weakness
    When we give way;
When our faith falters
    Be Thou our stay;
Go Thou before us,
    Then we'll be brave;
Thou art our strength,
    "Mighty to save."

Why should we doubt
    With Thee ever near?
Why should our hearts
    Weaken, with fear?
Is Thy hand shortened,
    That it cannot save?
Lord God Omnipotent,
    "Mighty to save."

Let us, then, trust Thee
    Whatever betide;
Safe in the midst of foes
    In peace abide.
If we are Thine,
    No fears should enslave,
Thou, Lord, will guard us,
    "Mighty to save."

Jane Thomson.
Cullycapple, Aghadowey.

Poem: The Witness, 25th February 1916.
Image: Evidence of Angels by Marina Petro.

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