Thoughts at Year’s End

By December 30, 2014November 28th, 2018Planted Blog, re:flection

Leaning on our Puritan friends and their wisdom, I want to share this from Valley of Vision as we close out 2014.  Love, Wendy

O Love beyond compare,


Thou art good when thou givest,

when thou takest away,

when the sun shines upon me,

when night gathers over me.


Thou hast loved me before the foundation of the world,

and in love didst redeem my soul;


Thou dost love me still,

in spite of my hard heart, ingratitude, distrust.


Thy goodness has been with me during another year,

leading me through a twisting wilderness,

in retreat helping me to advance,

when beaten back making sure headway.


Thy goodness will be with me in the year ahead;

I hoist sail and draw up anchor,

With thee as the blessed pilot of my future as of my past.

I bless thee that thou has veiled my eyes to the waters ahead.

If thou hast appointed storms of tribulation,

thou wilt be with me in them;

If I have to pass through tempests of persecution and temptation,

I shall not drown;

If I am to die,

I shall see thy face the sooner;

If a painful end is to be my lot,

grant me grace that my faith fail not;

If I am to be cast aside from the service I love,

I can make no stipulation;

Only glorify thyself in me whether in comfort or trial,

as a chosen vessel meet always for thy use.

Wendy Foulke

Author Wendy Foulke

Wendy is married to Dave and they have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and a daughter. The Foulke family has attended Christ the Word since moving to Toledo in 2007. Wendy serves as director of Women of the Word ministries and blogs at reflect-i.com. She enjoys reading and traveling. Her favorite places to visit are the United Kingdom and Montana, and she one day hopes to visit Iceland!

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