Irish Papist

Irish Papist
Me and General Robert Lee

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Like a Tree Planted by the Water

Lord, let me live like a sturdy tree
Like a tree planted by the water.
For the life of the man who loves God shall be
Like a tree planted by the water.
He does not envy the pleasures of sin
Or long to be wrapped in the great world's din
It is You, it is You he is rooted in
Like a tree planted by the water.

In God's good time he will bring forth fruit
Like a tree planted by the water.
Your Holy Will is his steadfast root
Like a tree planted by the water.
From day to day, till his days are done,
He flourishes under Your rain and sun
And he offers his blessings to everyone
Like a tree planted by the water.

But the wicked man is not like a tree,
Like a tree planted by the water.
He is tossed by the winds, he can never be
Like a tree planted by the water.
The wind will carry him off at last
But the man who loves God will weather the blast
And stand when the storms of life are past
Like a tree planted by the water.

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem, just lovely.

    Sinéad.

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  2. What an excellent poem Maolsheachlann. I really loved it.

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    1. Thanks, Antaine! I wrote it in Philadelphia airport!

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