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Sow Tears

Updated: Aug 9

When sorrow can't be swallowed

and words fail to greet the pain

Let your name be hallowed

and all the more in cold cold rain


Lord help me to let go

of what I cannot understand --

How the world could behold your face

then turn and walk out of your hand


Make my tears my prayer

And meet all waves of grief

with breakers of your joy

that sweep my heart out to your sea


Plant tears as seeds of faith

in your outstretched palm

pierced for the world that rejects you

and will know that before long


Help me to release to you

the source of all these tears

I ask you not to stop them

but instead that you draw near


I don't ask for deliverance

from my heart's lament

but that you make it yours --

your heart in mine by whom you sent


I won't mind now if it rains

that it will pour like bitter sleet

Do not take my tears but water

with them new life at your feet




"For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us." 1 Corinthians 5:13


"Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy."

Psalm 126:5


"So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." 1 Corinthians 3:7


"So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."

Isaiah 55:11





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