‘As home to the traveler…’

‘Like meeting after parting…’

I think the words of this song are some of the most lovely and beautiful I have come across. I think every single line has a wonderful comparison describing what God is to us. Some of my personal favourites I have put in bold:

As water to the thirsty,
as beauty to the eyes,
as strength that follows weakness,
as truth instead of lies,
as songtime and springtime
and summertime to be,
so is my Lord,
my living Lord,
so is my Lord to me.

Like calm in place of clamor,
like peace that follows pain,
like meeting after parting,
like sunshine after rain,
like moonlight and starlight
and sunlight on the sea,
so is my Lord,
my living Lord,
so is my Lord to me.

As sleep that follows fever,
as gold instead of grey,
as freedom after bondage,
as sunrise to the day,
as home to the traveler
and all we long to see,
so is my Lord,
my living Lord,
so is my Lord to me.

– Words by Timothy Dudley-Smith

(Taken from the Oremus online hymnal)

Did you find a particular line that resonated with you?

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I am half-way through my 40 day Lent series! Thank you for reading so far and I look forward to what is to come in the second half as we lead up to Easter.

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