Poem: “I have Found my Friend again, and I know all is Well”

I have Found my Friend again, and I know all is Well

It has been some time since we have talked,
Longer than it should ever be,
But You are the Master, and I am the slave,
And that’s how it always must be.

Is it Your will I am away so long?
Is it part of my learning?
I know it is not what I want,
But did I cause it to be?

I have longed to hear you
Deep within me.
I have longed to see Your words.
But I did not press, for that is wrong,
But I did not want it to cease.

And here I am at it again,
Following Your gentle urging.
O my God, I love You so,
Sinner though I be.

Praise You, Lord, again and again,
A joy within me wells.
I have found my Friend again,
And I know all is well.

Take this hand and guide it fast.
Let it zip across the page;
Let the words flow, loving Lord,
Words of love and praise.

My heart sings within me now
As a feeling of love flows forth,
Lonely I have been, my Lord,
Alone in the midst of plenty.

Funny how it can be that way,
Alone in the middle of many.
I pray for those who feel alone,
The one in the midst of many.

There is so much I want to say to You,
All the words You hold . . .
Release them upon me, Lord.
Let Your glory flow.

I am content and happy now;
You have made my day complete.
Writing letters for a Friend
Is the happiest I’ve been.

I’ve talked so much of how I feel;
Let me sing Your praises,
For that is when I’m happiest of all—
When Your words form lovely phrases.

O God of Glory, God of Love,
Keep me always close.
Do not leave me far from you;
I am no good alone.

Wondrous Lord, Loving Lord,
Let me sing to thee,
All the praises You want to hear.
Let them come from me.

I feel so good when we’re like this—
You in command of the mission,
Knowing that I’m serving you,
Though I don’t know for what purpose.

Let me sing, let me sing,
Let Your song burst from within me.
All I want is to be Your slave
And praise You with all that is in me.

Praise God
Thank You, Lord Jesus

L. Lapiz

L.Lapiz retired after 38 years in the of fire protection industries and services.  Other than marriage and the birth of his children, the outstanding events in his life were visiting Fatima and meeting Mother Theresa.