A PILGRIM’S LONGING

My heart longs for wide-open spaces

My soul, for the Kingdom of God

Jesus, walking among us

His disciples given away

To His purpose

His bidding

His divine intent

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Intent as He was when He walked here

Listening only for the Divine whisper

The course set for freedom

The road set on pilgrimage

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My lot, a course He determines

To fulfill the heavenly command

My soul yearning to complete it

Face like flint, pierced feet, and hands

Like Him

Knowing this death

Works life

Mine too, an offering

A sacrifice to the Holy Story

Written by His hand

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Serving the kingdom of men

Only as it serves Him

My allegiance, the Kingdom of God

My joy, His pleasure, His will.

My tongue

His voice in the earth below

His sight, His mind

His eyes

His eyes

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I long for things less defined by my reason

Wild and unrestrained

Things I can’t know by my own device

But explained by my seeing of Him

He alone holds all definition

He alone explains every tear

His purpose forged in every raindrop

In the thunder, the whirlwind, the fear!

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God alone, I look to for freedom

From all else that holds me here

O Lord take me with you

As I sojourn, your servant

Like Enoch and Moses

Speak to me face to face

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Your ways

Engrave them on my walls

Forge them into my veins

I don’t want any other prize

I long for no other joy

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But to know as I am known

To love as I am loved

To hope as if I’ve never lost

To dream from heaven’s window

To weep in everlasting arms

To die knowing new life awaits me

To live convinced death cannot take me

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Yours

Fully

Free

Yours

Chosen

Sealed

Courageous

Clinging

Rejoicing in hope

Always in hope

Written by Crisie Hutchings

I've committed my life to serve Jesus Christ and His Church. My passion is to see people rescued and brought into life and to serve them in music and communication of God's Word. I do that through every venue available from this blog to podcasts and videos. My hope is that you are encouraged, provoked and somehow healed and inspired through what you experience here on this website. It is my privilege to oversee the worship ministry at Covenant Love Church in Fayetteville, NC. My husband, John, and I do life with three adult children and their families and a beagle named Buddy!

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