Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gaze Into My Eyes

Gaze into My eyes, my precious one
In them you’ll find my peace
You’ll find no judgment, anger or pain
Only my sweet release.

Gaze into My eyes, my child
I want you to see my grace
It matters not what you’ve done or failed to
Just look into my face.

Gaze into My eyes, my broken one
There you’ll find my rest
It’s in the midst of your problems, cares and worries
That I’ll turn good or bad into my best.

Gaze into My eyes, my weary lamb
In them you’ll perceive my love
Cease your striving, doing and trying
And simply look up here, above.

Gaze into My eyes, my child
I heard you when you cried
Let my mercy erase the stain
It’s for that sin I died.

Gaze into My eyes, oh fragile one
Let your weakness become my strength
I am the God that changes not
No matter the torrent’s waves.

Gaze into My eyes, dear servant
Be still and hear my truth
Don’t get so busy that you fail to see
The One who gives life and breath to you.

Gaze into My eyes, my dear one
Let your anxieties fall apart
Though it seems sometimes they’ll overtake you,
I’ve got you close here to my heart.

Gaze into My eyes, my singer
Rest under the shelter of my wings
In your brokenness I’m making a song
That only you can sing.

Gaze into My eyes, weak and tired one
Look long at their tenderness
I know your heart and see your faith
And I’m here beside you in this wilderness.

Gaze into My eyes, my treasured child
Remember my faithfulness through years gone by
I held you then, I hold you now
Just stay here—it’s all right to cry.

Gaze into My eyes, oh dear one
For only here you’ll find true peace
My love for you knows no limits or boundaries
No matter what, it will never cease.

Gaze into My eyes, my precious one
In them you’ll find my peace
You’ll find no judgment, anger or pain
Only my sweet release.

In the sweet eyes of a baby or the happy face of bright colored flowers we can see the Lord’s face. His eyes are ever on us; they never close in sleep. There is no pain so deep nor joy so boundless that’s not encapsulated in our Jesus’ face. All the answers to all our needs lie there—is there any better place to look? Let’s rest in these incredible truths this day and find strength for tomorrow in His eyes.

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chron. 16:9

“But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge…” Ps. 141:8

“I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” Ps. 18:1-3

This was the first poem I wrote after a "drought" of many years. It was the beginning of what was a very prolific year for me. A portion of these words were set to music by a dear friend, and without me telling her my thoughts about the style, she fashioned it as a lullaby. Perfect! The Lord is softly calling all of us to gaze into His eyes!

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