Nothing Called My Own

I know I’m in danger
But need not of fearing
If I remember
That I am nothing

I’ll know that danger
Can take nothing from me
When I feel afraid
I forget, nothing I be

And If I remember
I’ve nothing called my own
That will not be lost
At the end of life shown

That only what’s not mine
But God’s will ever live
And free me from false fears
With a heart to give

(based upon words by Thomas Merton)

2 thoughts on “Nothing Called My Own”

  1. I love the first lines of Horatius Bonar’s little book, How Shall I Go To God. “It is with our sins that we go to God–for we have nothing else to go with that we can call our own.”

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