Tonight's title refers to the book that I have yet to write, Words of Witness. I still am hoping that it will get written but as the only time I get to the computer is after 10 pm or later, my back will NOT cooperate. So why am I writing this blog at 10:05 pm?
Well, tonight things are a little less painful and I know I will not need to sit here long. The book I am referring to, the not yet written book, is one of poems that are designed to be poems of love, encouragement and comfort. The following poem also entitled Words of Witness was one of those rare ones that almost write themselves. I offer:
WORDS OF WITNESS
by Patty Lynn
Words of witness, words of truth,
Words I've known and said since youth.
These I memorized for years
Words that now oft times bring tears.
From these words I've learned so much
Words from which I felt His touch.
When in need, in want I'd cleave
Comfort from these words received.
Close I felt my Savior's hand
Helped me face my fears, I'd stand
There with strength from Him it came
In my heart I'd say His Name.
Learning always something new
Meaning more when shared with you.
Witness gives a joy complete
Like sitting at the Savior's feet.
Words not mine but His through me
Hoping that His face you see.
For He comes in many ways
Songs of sorrow, songs of praise.
Words for little ones so new
Bible stories tried and true.
Wonder in each face I see
Knowing you by knowing me.
This my treasured time with them
Listening, singing, prayer, amen.
Teaching these your children sweet
Tables turned through them you teach.
Words of witness, words from you
Lord, may I your word pursue.
Never tire of learning more,
That you may my soul restore.
May my song forever be
Words of witness, words from thee