Lord, How Sweet Is Your Word ~ Poem
How sweet is your word in suffering,
Though 'oft the burden is great.
It feels unbearably frequent,
Such difficulty of late.

Your word is a precious ointment,
'Oft applied in much duress.
Your word is a pathway lamplight.
With your word, I make progress.

I read and feel much freedom.
A breath of joy I breathe.
I lose myself in scriptures,
Where found is sweet relief.

Your word, I'll never shun it,
Though hurting hinders me.
The two-edged sword of sweetness,
Is what I need from thee.

(c)2016 S Holland