Tuesday, August 28, 2007

From thy Briar Shall Blow

My earlier praise for His Faithfulness: The Poetry of Amy Carmichael was not in vain. I don't know if I willl ever cherish a CD as I do this one. The lyrics from Carmichael's poem "Rose from Brier" speak precisely to my heart.

Though hast not that, My child, but thou has Me
And am not I alone enough for thee?
I know it all, know how thy heart was set
Upon this joy which is not given yet

And well I know how through the wistful days
Thou walkest all the dear familiar ways
As unregarded as a breath of air
But there in love and longing, always there

I know it all; but from thy brier shall blow
A rose for others. If it were not so
I would have told thee, come, then say to Me:
"My Lord, my Love, I am content with Thee"

- Amy Carmichael, Rose from Brier