Circle of Grace

by Terrie van Baarsel

Shall I there abide?
Yes, where rough sawn beams
Are sentinels of the message-
The Power of God! The Wisdom of God!
In the shadow of the cross
Near the One who died for me,
Son of God – Perfect in Righteousness
Who loosed my bands of guilt and sin…
Shout Freedom! Tremble Liberty!
Refuge from temptation,
Profound and dark,
Deep and still,
Impenetrable, Divine,
From your depths a mystery-
The Blood of Redemption flowed
And soaked the ground, making it Holy.
Sacred Umbra penetrate
My soul, my heart, my mind
And kill my flesh, and kill my flesh.
O shelter cast of mercy,
Deliver me
From glittering madness
And cover me as a veil,
the Bride of Christ.

About Terrie van Baarsel

2 responses to “Circle of Grace

  • linda rosentrater

    You have a beautiful and strong gift of writing poetry and this is using your gift for God’s glory. This personally blessed me, confirming in my heart something between me and Him! Thank you for sending it out to the world. I hope to read more poems from you. I had to read it several times and slow down to really get it.

  • teeveebee

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I always appreciate you sharing how the Lord is working in your life. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved words and enjoyed writing. The blog is a blend of that love and an attempt to encourage others in Christ. By the way, feel free to share the link to Gospel Apprentice with your friends and family. And, as always, if you want to add your own “voice” to the blog, email me one of your own original essays or poems for publication. My prayer is that the Lord will use this blog to His Glory!

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