A Victory Of Love

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (1)

Love's Little Victories

The heart of flesh that 's wrought by grace,
Converted from a heart of stone,
Seeks out the Lord in ev'ry place;
It never wanders on its own.

For from the dregs of misery,
Where ev'ry act was weighed by sin,
Love lifts the heart to victory,
Where peace and joy flow from within.

Now ev'ry act, lifted with love,
Lightens the heart to stand and serve:
When burdens weigh, we rise above,
And draw our strength from Love's reserve.

Now we lift hearts from misery --
Each act of love's a victory!

(c) Paul Buis, 2001

(1) Matthew 11:28-30