His and Mine

My joy, a falling star,
For one brief moment bright;
But God's, the changeless firmament
That holds a changeless light.

My love, the ebb and flow
Of ocean's restless tides;
But His the towering cliff above
That evermore abides.

My trust, the spider's web,
As gossamer, as frail;
His word, the everlasting hills,
Whose strength can never fail.

My peace, a shallow pool,
Soon brimmed and sooner dried;
But God's, an ever-flowing stream
With waters deep and wide.

O rock! O steadfast hills!
Far sky, and river free!
Thy strength, Thy sure serenity,
Thy quietness, give me.

By Annie Johnson Flint
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Isaiah 30:15
...In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength...

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.



 

graphics by Mary Stephens
Photo of river by Justin Nation.  Used by permission.
updated 2016