Still Waters- A Poem by Edna Tucker

BY THE STILL WATERS



 

“Be still and know that I am God”

This still, small voice oft’ times we hear

When by the tumults of life

Our hearts are filled with doubts and fear.

“Be still and know that I am God”

Come thou apart and rest awhile.

Then as we seek a quiet place

We feel the warmth of His dear smile.

The things of earth grow strangely dim,

And heaven is so very near.

The while we look by faith to Him,

And cast upon Him every care.

But oh, how oft’ unheeded we,

Have turned this “still., small voice” aside,

Much too concerned with petty cares

To seek communion with our guide.

Life’s tide flows on so rapidly

There is so much, our days to fill.

Not often do we take the time

To walk beside the “waters still.”

To drain the overflowing cup,

To lean upon the staff, the rod,

Or listen to the voice that pleads,

“Be still and know that I am God.”

Our lives on earth will soon be past

We’re here today, tomorrow gone.

Only what’s done for Christ will last,

So why, oh why, rush madly on?

There’s time to sing, there’s time to pray,

To speak a kind word, give a smile.

There’s time to listen, when God does call,

“Come thou apart, and rest awhile.”

Edna Tucker

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