Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


How I Need Thee

Wrap me in Your arms of love, please keep me safe and secure,
Draw me closer to your heart, and regularly reassure.
Let me bask in Divine warmth, hug me, hold me tighter,
Tell me all about Your love, help faith and hope burn brighter.

Tell me why You love me, Lord, why You died for folk like me,
Why You’ve such love for sinners who don’t have such love for Thee.
Tell me all about Heaven, where one day I hope to be,
And help me remain faithful, so that soon, Lord, Thee I’ll see.

Every day I need You, Lord, for I’m weak, and full of sin,
I succumb so easily to that self that lies within.
I know I’ll never make it, unless You, Lord, grasp my hand,
And guide me down that pathway that leads to the Promised Land.

I need Your encouragement, for I falter, slip, and fall,
Sometimes I’m trying to walk before You’ve taught me to crawl.
There’re times when I’m discouraged, or my back’s against the wall,
And, sadly, there are times when my confidence seems to stall.

Heaven seems so far away, and sometimes, Lord, You do too,
Midst moments of depression, or those times when skies aren’t blue.
And sometimes I feel frightened by the shadows that are cast
By Satan’s evil angels; or, I’m haunted by my past.

I need to know You care, Lord, that You hear my every cry,
That whenever I’m hurting, or am struggling, You’re nearby.
And that despite my failings, there’s abounding love and grace,
Reserving up in Heaven, Lord, a crown, a home, a space.

Yes, I’m longing for that time when free of troubles I’ll be,
When suffering and heartache I’ll no longer feel and see.
But while I’m here on earth, Lord, may I be granted every day,
A little something special, that, “I love You,” will convey.

By Lance Landall