Night and Day
"If I say, "Let only darkness cover
me, and the light about me be night,"
even the darkness is not dark to thee, the
night is bright as the day; for darkness
is as light with thee." 1
Countless pinholes of His Pure Light
Peek through the black velvety veil;
An awesome display of His Might,
Dwarfs me -- a creature dark and frail.
I seem so far from His Presence
Alone beneath the desert sky.
The Brilliant Light of His Essence
Vanished from my heart with His sigh.
Each step is slow in this cold sand.
The chill blows through me to the bone.
The darkness veils me from His hand,
And my cold heart keeps me alone.
Warm me, O Lord, with Your Pure Light!
Renew me with this new day's dawn.
May my coal heart burn LOVE so bright
My nights will never be out-shone!
His soft Presence pervades the night
A billion ways more than daylight!
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. Psalm 139:11-12