20.10.10

this thorn

.i've always loved this song.

but now
.it has become my prayer.


thank you for this thorn
embedded in my flesh

i can feel the mystery

my spirit is made fresh
you are sovereign still
and forever wise
i can see the miracle
opening my eyes

to a proud heart
so
quick to judge

laying down crosses
and carrying grudges
the veil has been torn
and i thank you for
this thorn

thank you for this thorn
fellowship of pain
teaching me to know you more
never to complain
thank you for this love
planted in my side
faithful patient miracle
opening my eyes

to a proud heart
so quick to judge
laying down crosses
and carrying grudges
the veil has been torn
and i thank you for
this thorn


i never thought i'd say it without reservation
but i am truly grateful for this piercing revelation

of a proud heart
so quick to judge
laying down crosses

and carrying grudges
the veil has been torn
and i thank you for

this thorn


and if you choose to take it
i will praise you
and thank you for the healing in your name
but if it must remain
i thank you for your rod
evidence of father love
for a child of God

i join you in sorrow

so much less than you have borne

and i thank you

really i thank you


Lord
i thank you

i thank you for

this thorn.



|- this thorn . by twila paris-|



2 comments:

Rachel Lynn said...

Wow Annie, thank you so much for sharing this song. You are a strong, godly young woman, and I'm so glad I know you!
I love you!

Hannah Hottenstein said...

Good stuff! I think the words "this thorn" are going to be here to stay in my head this week...