Monday, March 24, 2008

Lord, Give Me Love Like This

Many crowd the Savior's Kingdom,
Few receive His Cross,
Many seek His consolation,
Few will suffer loss
For the dear sake of the Master,
Counting all but dross.

Many sit at Jesus' table,
Few will fast with Him
When the sorrow-cup of anguish
Trembles to the brim.
Few watch with Him in the garden
Who have sung the hymn.

Many will confess His wisdom.
Few embrace his shame,
Many, should He smile upon them,
Will His praise proclaim;
Then, if for a while He leave them,
They desert his Name.

But the souls who love Him truly
In woe or in sweet bliss,
These will count their truest heart's blood
Not their own, but His;
Savior, Thou Who thus hast loved me,
Give me love like this.

~Author Unknown

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24


Vanessa Lynn said...

AMEN!! Thanks for sharing, it was a good reminder.

Nicole said...

How true!

"Thou Who thus hast loved me, Give me love like this."


Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing this poem, Emily!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

I love the hymn/poem you shared!!

Deborah said...

That's a beautiful poem; and so very true!

Anonymous said...

How prone we are to forget this part of the Christian walk. This truly is a stumbling block for many. The cross calls us away from our pride, away from our lust, away from every thing that might hinder our walk with our God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Indeed, the way of the cross is none other than the way of death to all, save that which is to the glory of God. Yet,from this rock in the wilderness flow streams of living water. Hope, in this hopeless world is found here, and here alone. Let,us truly,cling to the old rugged cross,until, we exchange it some day for a crown.

Lemons To Lemonade said...

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great poem! Thanks for posting it!