Upon this rock I take my stand,
I shall not stand alone;
I feel a strength beneath my feet,
A strength that’s not my own.
I feel a coolness in its shade,
A balm for flitting breast;
I feel the pulse of holy heat,
A place to sit and rest.
Upon this rock I build my life,
I shall not build in vain;
It anchors me to solid ground,
And lifts me up again.
A sure foundation, set in stone,
An anchor for life’s seas –
So blow and bluster, autumn wind,
You shall not conquer me.
As I read it, a smile started to build on my face, and the more I read, the bigger my smile became. Thank you, Melody.
😀 (That’s me smiling with you…)
Sounds like this was written just for me 🙂 Rock and solid ground are much more satisfactory than slough!
HA! I wonder if that idea was somehow percolating as I wrote? Se, you’re good for me. My NZ muse!
Mmmmm, maybe it was 🙂 Happy to be a muse, any time. I can be amusing too, sometimes.
😉 *giggle* Let the comedy fly!
There’s a lot of strength in that rock.
Absolutely! Thanks Lyle!
This is a hymn lyric if ever there was one. Nice!
Thanks Rob! I’m getting my music back, perhaps. I used to write and perform in our church – not for several years. Life kicked the music right out of me for a bit. But – poetry is closely linked to music, so I hope and pray that this one last piece to my healing puzzle will fall back into place one day.
Indeed. Poetry is the music of words.
WOW! What an uplifting, encouraging and strengthening poem! “You shall not conquer me” And I agree with the comment about it being a hymn. Yes!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Ohhh 5-Star WOW-Wonderful, Mel!! I was thinkin’ ’bout you last night–how’s school goin’? God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo
Busy! I just got back from an education conference and met one of my favourite Canadian children’s book illustrators. I came home all fired up with a terrific idea for a children’s book! I’m PUMPED!
Good for you Mel–I’m thrilled for, pumped with you!!
Might run some of my ideas past your eye – it’s a rhyming text, so will be right up your alley. E-mail still the same??
I think so. Catch me before Wed, though.
What an amazing reminder to put our trust in the Rock who cannot be moved 🙂
The only place I like to be caught standing around! 🙂