Sovereign

(drafted 2017, completed 2021)

Gather, You tell me
Gather, my broken dreams?
Gather, my heart broke in two?
Gather, all I've poured and emptied out?
Gather, here my broken self?

What do I gather?
When all I have is broken
Shattered?
Mara, she said to call her
Mara is the word I'd choose
A bitter hand dealt.

Gather, You tell me
Gather, Your tears here for me wept?
Gather, Your heart here broke for me?
Gather, all You've poured and emptied?
Gather, Word made flesh?

It's then I see You
There beside me strong
Hand in mine
Walking to the Cross

Your Body broken
Shame and mocking
On You laid
Pierced and bled in pain
In the tomb You lay.

Till Your heavens
Darkness rent
Curtain raised,
Now in two
I hear You rip.

Christ, You raise
My broken life
In the breaking
Of Your Body
Me from my tomb
In life unwrap
Your songs are releasing me
My human soul
You awakening
Breathing whole.

Embraced in love
Steeled in truth
Sent in Grace's
Own true Breath
Into Your world
Yearning for You:
I AM mercy's hands
And mercy's feet.

Broken,
You make whole again
Dark,
You shine our night to Light
Tears,
You cup and pour to Joy aflame
Fear,
You still in Perfect Peace
Our feet,
On righteous path
You tread
Sure and steadfast
Held.

Gather, You tell me.
YES I shall gather
The tears You wept for us.
The heart You broke for us.
All You've poured and emptied into us
Your Body
We shall now receive
For The Word is made flesh.

Garden of My Lord
Enclosed and sealed
For a time such as this
Your spring, You are breaking
Your fountains
Are crashing and pouring
For, Your Love You've gathered
Now to rush and pour
Sovereign
For Your own delight in us.

Thank You, Jesus!


“You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain” (Song of Songs 4:12).

4 thoughts on “Sovereign

  1. Bettie G May 1, 2021 / 2:32 am

    Oh, amen, that we would see through HIS eyes, the breaking that He went through for us, and the beauty that He is bringing through every breaking that we walk through. I am so blessed to read this again tonight, after all these years. Love and blessings dear friend.

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    • Anna Smit May 1, 2021 / 8:00 am

      Amen and Amen! It just had me in tears, as I sat editing it and SEEING the redemption He’s brought through all these years. He is so so worthy of honor, glory and praise!

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  2. Lisa Enqvist May 1, 2021 / 5:39 am

    Gather, You tell me
    Gather, my broken dreams?
    Gather, my heart broke in two?
    Gather, all I’ve poured and emptied out?
    Gather, here my broken self?

    What do I gather?
    When all I have is broken
    Shattered?

    Thank you, Anna, for sharing this strong poem. It expresses the same theme that a book by Joseph Bentz I am studying shares: NOTHING IS WASTED – How God Redeems What Is Broken.

    Our stories are all part of God’s Redemption Story.

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    • Anna Smit May 1, 2021 / 8:01 am

      Oh how I love how God affirms His Word to us, Lisa. He is so so so good to us. Sending love xoxo

      Like

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