My Lament And My Grace

March 7, 2013 — 15 Comments

Alone on a hill
Just his voice and mine
I poured out my sadness
To my great Divine

I held out my dry hands
I gave God my wet eyes
I looked up to heaven
and let out my cries

“The stars, Lord, they shine
They’re so easy to find
The whole world knows their place
But where, Lord, am I?

The kings, Lord, they laugh
The world follows their path
They speak, fools rejoice
But where, Lord, is my voice?

Lord, what is it worth
to love in this earth?
If no one can see
Your love burning in me?”

And there, on that hill
The Lord came to my side
He spoke in my heart
His words dried my eyes

“My child, don’t love to be seen
Love, so you yourself can see
For whenever you love
You’re looking at me”

And from that moment on
I’ve understood grace
for whenever I love
I now see God’s face

Poem By Mick Mooney

  • Julie Brooks

    Love it.

    • Mick

      Glad to hear it Julie. Thanks for sharing.

  • Anneline Breetzke

    Wow! That’s beautiful and profound. Thanks for sharing.
    Btw… stanza 4, line 1 might have a typo “they’re”.
    You really inspire us.

    • Mick

      Thanks Anneline, you were right. That line originally said ‘ They’re laughing’ but I changed it to just ‘laugh’ but missed changing the rest of the sentence. Thank God for my friendly readers/editors gracefully looking out for me :-)

  • Clive Atack

    Loving the poem Mick! The last two Stanzas (In Particular) Really Moved Me!

    Wonderful Grace! Amen!

  • Karl Keene

    What a beautiful expression of God’s grace in your life! Thanks for sharing this with us. This poem reminded me of a poem I wrote several years ago. I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to share it here:

    Throne of Grace, Resting Place

    God calls to me -

    Please open up,

    I’m standing at the door.

    Do not fear -

    You sense your need?

    I came to save the poor!

    My throne of grace -

    A resting place

    You need to strive no more!

    Copyright © 2004 Karl Steven Keene.

    “We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

    (Hebrews 4:15-16)

  • Cecil

    Hi MIck
    really good, well done with the stars and the kings, certainly a dilemma and puts us back with the Psalmists – looking sideways is dangerous but human. And your line, His words, “Child don’t love to be seen” – oh no, I heard Him talking to me too. Blessings Cecil

    • Mick

      thanks mate ;-)

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  • Agnes Grace Hanson

    Hi Mck, I like this poem you wrote. And I love reading your books, especially Look! The Finished Work of Jesus I want to ask you permission if i can quote a personal nugget or a poem you write my facebook friends and to anyone i may email or write to? . I would give your name to anything I believe is inspiring. You inspire me so I want to inspire others with your quotes and poems. Your name would be on anything I send to facebook because you get the credit, not me.
    I want to share your latest poem “My Lament & My Grace on my FB wall. Thank you, Mick.

    • Mick

      Hi Agnes, yes of course, feel free to share whatever you like. Glad to hear my writing inspires you :-)

  • Sandra

    I love the poem. I also love those moments when God comes and gives us HIs view point and everything changes. He is doing this with me with forgiveness. It’s amazing how, when I forgive instead of resent, I feel such peace inside and pouring out toward those who I have, in the past, resented. So whenever we forgive, we are seeing His face as well!

  • Lisa Margaret Lipman

    fantastic Mick, I’m posting this into my poetry group on facebook, do come join us. its called poems poems poems….

  • Gloson

    Nice poem! Let me guess…Les Miserables? :P

  • Diane

    Love this!