Thursday, February 24, 2011

When Storms Arise

When storms arise
And dark'nin skies
About me threat'ning lower,
To thee, O Lord, I raise mine eyes,
To thee my tortured spirit flies
For solace in that hour.

The mighty arm
Will let no harm
Come near me nor befall me;
Thy voice shall quiet my alarm,
When life's great battle waxeth warm-
No foeman shall appall me.

Upon thy breast
Secure I rest,
From sorry and vexation;
No more by sinful care oppressed,
But in thy presence ever blest,
O God of my salvation.

-Paul Laurence Dunbar

I ran across this lovely poem and thought the title appropriate and sincere. I thought I should share.


1 comment:

  1. thanks Jessica, that has some deep meaning to it.