The Deep Stillness

by stewart

The deep stillness has returned.

Like a gentle wave making its way to shore;

Arriving on the early morning tide

With a sweet sea breeze

As traveling companion.


O Lord, long have I been lost

On this island of fear and desolation.

Now, you have come to rescue me.

Why did I doubt

That you would ever return?


With a loving embrace

Again, You lift me higher

Into that place

Where there is only You,

And all my fears fall away.






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