Saturday, January 12, 2008

be not weary ... to cheer - cause i do feel weary ...

Be Not Weary

Yes! He knows the way is dreary,
Knows the weakness of our frame,
Knows that hand and heart are weary;
He, 'in all points,' felt the same.
He is near to help and bless;
Be not weary, onward press.

Look to Him who once was willing
All His glory to resign,
That, for thee the law fulfilling,
All His merit might be thine.
Strive to follow day by day
Where His footsteps mark the way.

(first 2 stanzas of Be Not Weary ...
written by Frances R. Havergal)


Mimi said...

Beautiful hymn and oh so meaningful for us as we grow weary sometimes...
thanks for sharing...

Nancy said...

Getting weary is normal for us but we can find strength in our God who is able to overcome all cares.
It has been very challenging at work lately & I have the weekend off a restful repreive, God has been giving me strength to return on Mon. Great post...

Sara said...

so needed. thank you

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
in Wicipedia I found three different authors to almost the same poem.
I love it-
Love the thought of being carried through the hardships.
Yours Felisol

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson, 1936

Cathy said...

That is very pretty, Saija. I'll have to look up that hymn. Thanks ~

Mari said...

I don't think I have ever heard that hymn before but the words are very meaningful. Isn't it a blessing that "he in all points felt the same"?
I like the picture also - Imagine us, so helpless, being held and cared for by our heavenly Father!

Ginger said...

I've never heard this one before either. Thanks for sharing it.

Blessings to you with rest, peace ... and whatever energy you need!

Saija said...

hey back to you all ... isn't it neat that we can dig around on the internet and find things to encourage and pictures that bless the heart? :)

thank you for your "always welcome" notes to me!!! ((hugs)) all around ... and blessings for the week ...

Amrita said...

thise wirds are very meaningful