Keep Me

Keep me ever turning toward You
That I might know the One true God
And taste eternal life with You.

Keep me seeking you in every weakness
That You might empower me
To turn from fear to love.

Keep me humble 
Casting here my burdens 
Upon the One who saves.

Keep me thankful
Remembering all You've done 
And all You've promised true.

Keep me breaking 
Bread from heaven falling
Not hoarding, but in partaking gift.

Keep me pouring
My heart out like water
Panting after nothing, but Living Water.

Keep me seeing
Your hand upon 
Your sovereign rule and reign.

Keep me releasing
Entrusting myself and others
Into Your ever faithful hands.

Keep me learning
My heart here open
To Your perfect leading.

Keep me safe
Within your boundaries 
Not stepping there beyond.

Keep me leaning 
All my weight 
Upon You: my Lord and Savior

That I might live each day
Forever in Your holy Presence 
Keep me drawing ever closer

To You.

John 17:3 (ESV)
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

7 thoughts on “Keep Me

  1. rothpoetry May 19, 2021 / 2:16 pm

    Very nicely done. Each stanza reminded me of a favorite song…


    • Anna Smit May 19, 2021 / 2:18 pm

      Now you have me curious! What song does it remind you of, Dwight?


      • rothpoetry May 20, 2021 / 12:29 am

        mostly the old hymns. Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord… Learning to Lean…. Safe in the arms of Jesus… are a few,


      • Anna Smit May 20, 2021 / 8:29 am

        Oh I love that first one too; I remember singing that one, when I was little. I will need to look up those other two. We used to sing older hymns at my grandparents’ churches, so I might remember them when I hear them.

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      • Anna Smit May 20, 2021 / 8:38 am

        Oh those two hymns are so beautiful. The lyrics are so good. Thank you for sharing.

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