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Hand of Welcome
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By Peter O
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Hand of Welcome

"...freed from the slavery of corruption into the glory
of the children of God." Romans 8:21


You stretch forth
Your Hand of Welcome, and
Guide me to Your Land --
Of glory and freedom.

This is Your Will.

Your Hands lift me
From under the heel of sin,
A gnawing and withering world,
Of pride, with it's prison;
Of greed, with it's worry,
Of lust, with it's hangover,
Of anger, with it's wreck.

This is not Your Will.

When I surrender to Your Will,
Harsh-days go,
Gloom-days go,
Lonely-days go,
For, the grace of Your Will
Is soul-quiet.


You wish for me the Land of Welcome,
Sun-bright and star splended,
Yes, this is Your hope for me
As a Father for His child.

Thank You.

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Submitted: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2013

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.

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