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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)

Sweet Nothing

I kneel at the altar
In an empty church, be
The warmth of Your presence
Here surrounds me

One of this moment
Of welcomed embrace
A gifting of now
Is blessed by Your grace

No past or future
No worries no fear
No desires or needs
Just to be with You here

Offered in moment
Of surrendering, fall
Found in sweet nothing
Our being of all

Then There is Nothing

A door before us
Of opportunity
The Spirit of calling
Is drawing me

With a step of faith
The handle to turn
With my expectations
What will I learn?

That I’ll be blessed
With great things to do
Your beloved to serve
To be challenged too?

And then there is nothing
But to sit and to wait
Left with my thoughts
On this contemplate

To trust in you Lord
For me to know
All is in Your hands
And for me to let go

For all is Your time
Let my soul confess
A seed of planting
That You Lord, know best

Nothing Is Everything

For there was a time
Of Eden’s view, be
With no concept of
It’s my property

Of land and the sky
Of water and air
Abundance of gifts
For all souls to share

And one by one
We each start to claim
A piece that is mine
A wall we proclaim

For God gives it all
In the universe shown
In looking beyond
It’s nothing we own

For nothings a gift
Totally free
We have everything
When we share in Thee

Into the Nothing

Unpacking, unwinding
Emptiness know
Into the nothing
Here let us go

Just of the being
To Spirit appeal
Gift of the filling
Of grace to reveal

No expectations
Just one of the needing
Hunger and thirsting
Soul of the feeding

A joyful encounter
Beyond of the knowing
Everything found
In gifts overflowing

Nothing More

Let me share with you
A prayer that’s going ’round
If we truly live it
We’ll see that it’s profound

“Thy will, O Lord, be done.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
And Nothing else. Amen.”
Let my soul profess

Though difficult to live
Repeating these words be
A prayer to mold the heart
A change in my will, see

Using gifting’s blessed
In light of kingdoms view
In good times and in bad
Trust to place in You