Sunday, July 26, 2015

In The Quiet of the Night--By Lisa DeVinney--United States

In The Quiet of the Night

I’m listening in the quiet of the night;
As leaves are rustling softly in the wind.
I strain to hear the voice of my Beloved,
For I have fixed my heart on only Him.

I wait, but my Beloved has not come.
I must remain awake, to hear His call.
His voice is sometimes softer than a whisper.
If I should sleep, I won’t hear Him at all.

There…I hear Him now. His voice like music
Gently lulls my anxious heart to sleep;
Whispering that He’ll stay with me forever.
And as I dream, my heart He’ll safely keep.

Oh, my Beloved, stay with me tonight.
And wake me gently with the morning light.

Lisa DeVinney is a homemaker and mother of six in upstate New York. She enjoys photography and writing devotional poetry in her spare time. Lisa is the author of several books, including a devotional entitled I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes. She also maintains her own website at liftingmyeyes.com

16 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Maureen! :) Blessings, Lisa

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  2. So lovely. Somewhat reminds me of the prayer that mother taught us when we were young. It started "now lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to take." The completion is to strange to complete.

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    1. Carolyn, I know just the prayer you're thinking of. Funny how those childhood rhymes and prayers can stick with us. Blessings! Lisa

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  3. Wow, this poem is truly phenomenal. I am utterly amazed by the power that exudes from the very fabric of this awesome piece! You have given me a lovely poem to treasure here with this write. I will keep this one in my heart. Great work,

    Russell

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Russell. This poem was inspired by a passage in the Song of Solomon. I'm glad you were blessed. :) Lisa

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  4. wonderful write - I see it was based on the Song of Solomon. Awesome!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jack. Yes, I love the Song of Solomon and the picture it creates of God's love for me. Inspiring. :) Blessings, Lisa

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    1. Thank you for reading, Ntchindi. Blessings! Lisa

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  6. It tantalizes us with succulent imagery to seduce us with the nectar of poetic creativity. Well done. Emile.

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    1. I'm glad to know you were touched by the poem. God's Word, and especially the Song of Solomon, is always inspiring. Blessings! Lisa

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  7. Lisa, I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely poem reminding me of the Lord's promise to be with me always. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with this well written piece.
    Love, Charlene

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Charlene. God's promises are certainly the sweetest! :) Blessings! Lisa

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  8. Hi Lisa. This is an emotional, magnificent poem. I especially love the opening two lines. I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts with me, Maurice. I'm glad to know you were blessed. :) Blessings, Lisa

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