Tuesday, 25 November 2014

After the Feast of St. Andrew Dung-Lac and companions

Lord grant me courage
Each day to do your will
How many times have issues
Or just been plain lazy
Made me seek the broad way
Had me look for easy street
Or not accept pain for me
I blush at the temptations of our age
Whatever small resistance they'd meet
How I've caused the worst ill
Every opportunity the word of faith might I say
Defend God, Church, even others with issues
It's the Truth to set us free
Our self-sacrifice be our only issues
These martyred Saints saved the day
We can help it still
Our weakness can be beat
Plant within us the Spirit to rage

Monday, 24 November 2014

inspired by the Gordon Lightfoot concert here last night

What did I play at?
When was I serious?
I have buried my talent?
Gathered rust rather than interest?
A fine matter it is
To save sin sick soul
Where is my treasure?
Why not on high make it gold?
Who is my master?
Self? or the drug?
Gluttons and sinners
Were the friends of the Lord
Whom is the Master!
Just a passerby
Stay with us Jesus
Bread of Angels
Drink never run dry