Tonight, a lovely poem by my dear friend Thomas DeFreitas, “Restore Our Life.”
Restore our life, O God of grace,
For you are health and joy and peace:
Your saving help will never cease;
We bless your name.
O healing hand, O truest friend,
Whose care unstinting knows no end,
To us inviting arms extend:
Blest be your name!
At morning glow, we sing our praise;
We sing to cool the noonday blaze;
We sing as starlight ends our days
To you, Most High:
O strength and solace, refuge, rest,
By you our hearts would be possessed,
Our kindest comfort and the best,
O God Most High.
Forgive us every reckless wrong,
O God of silence, God of song;
In your safe keeping we belong,
So shrive our sin, and make us free
To contemplate you happily,
Rejoicing for eternity
In your sweet love.
- Find more from Thomas here.