Abide With Me

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“Red Sails” after Edgar Payne
oil on 12×16 panel

“Abide with Me”

Abide with me
asleep at sea
for it is toward evening
and the day is far spent
you are my Lord
you are my present strength
creative beyond the blue
manner of man are you
it’s December two
and the evening
and the morning
were the second day

though the restless waves
may roll between us
and throw my moral compass off course
tossed to some secluded place
I loved so quickly like Sicily to Greece
Italy claims her single passenger status
but she stands alone in no man’s land

Abide with me
asleep at sea
for it is toward evening
and the day is far spent
my true love went the distance
I was lost at sea when I first found you
you were down on the stern
sound asleep on a pillow
still the storm
and sink the billow
I’ll take your peace
put your yoke upon me

Abide with me
asleep at sea
for it is toward evening
and the day is far spent
you are my Lord
you are my present strength
creative beyond the blue
manner of man are you
it’s December seven
and the evening
and the morning
were the seventh day
it’s smooth sailing all the way with you

~Selah Sailor

poem taken from
Matt 8:23-27; 11:28-30
Mark 4:35-41
Luke 8:22-25: 24:29
Psalm 3:5; 46:1-3; 89:9; 107:25-29; 113:2,3
Genesis 1:6-8

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