Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hear Your Children--By Christine Tate--United States

Hear Your Children

Hear your children crying
like the baby birds,
longing for their food
as we hunger for Your word.
With wings of expectation
prepared to leave the nest,
we soar above the turmoil
where we are given rest.

Hear Your children panting
like the thirsty deer,
yearning for pure water
to refresh our lives down here.

Hear your children praying
for lost sinners to know,
You'll wash away their sins
and make them white as snow!
Lead Your children Lord
by your brilliant light;
grant us calm assurance
and peace both day and night.

Christine Tate lives in New Jersey. She is the mother of three married sons and has eight grandchildren. She started writing inspirational poetry in 1994, and is blessed to encourage others and honor the Lord. She was widowed in 2007 and met her new husband Artie, a widower, in the nursing facility where their late mothers resided. They've been happily married for 2 1/2 years. Since neither of them ever expected to marry again, they consider it a "divine appt."


  1. Christine, I really loved your heartfelt words and they are so inspirational. Oh yes how we need the Lord to wash away our sins and make them white as snow. Thank you for speaking the longings of my heart.
    Love, Charlene

    1. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

      Thank you so much Charlene for taking the time to comment on my poem. Your kind words are appreciated. The Lord is the giver of every good and perfect gift. Glad the poem spoke to you... God Bless you!

  2. Beautifully thought out Christine... Almost prayerful in its content. This poem reminds of us all we seek and that we are not alone in the trials and pains of life... It's often the promise of better things that keeps us going in this walk, thanks for sharing an apt reminder!

    1. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

      I appreciate your lovely comment Anaisnais. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. It is meant to encourage & uplift others...God Bless you!

  3. Excellent write, perfect flow. well done. Peter Dome.

  4. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Peter...Thank you for reading my poem & for your encouraging words. I appreciate hearing from fellow poets & reading their poetry too. God Bless!

  5. Thank you for this uplifting poem and it cannot be a coincidence that I read this today, on a day when I needed to feel these words. God does hear us and helps us find our way. Lovely work here.

  6. Hi Christine. Nice reading from you again. This is an uplifting and encouraging poem, reminding us children that we have a Father in Heaven that we can call on. Blessings.


  7. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    It's refreshing to read Love poems of supplication and adoration to the Lord, Christine. May he constantly guide and inspire you. Bob D

  8. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--


  9. Beautiful poetry from a beautiful heart...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  10. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hello Rhoda, Many thanks to you for posting such a lovely comment on my poem, "Hear Your Children"...It blessed my heart & honors the Lord, the giver of every good & perfect gift. May God bless & inspire you each day.