The sea is wide

HOLD ME, GOD,

FOR THE SEA IS SO WIDE,

AND MY BOAT IS SO SMALL!

Where shall I go from thy spirit?  or where shall I flee from thy Presence?

If I ascend up into heaven, thou are there,

if I make my bed in hell; behold, thou art there!

If I take the wings of the morning,

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right had shall hold me.

If  I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

Psalms 139: 7-11

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About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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7 Responses to The sea is wide

  1. Did you create that lovely painting? I love the opening lines on this very humorous. Its a great comfort knows God (or in my belief the Tao) is everywhere =)

  2. mish says:

    Lovely painting and a beautiful prayer

  3. Yes, I created the painting in Painter Essentials, but the opening words are not my own. I first saw them on a plaque in the office of Dr. Oldrich Kolar, the neurologist who cared for my husband after he was stricken with transversemyelitis over 30 years ago. They’ve stayed in my mind ever since and seem to hold the cry of anyone in distress. I hope this post was OK for the prompt.

  4. Jingle says:

    love the art, so very cool.

    Cheers.

  5. A.B. Thomas says:

    The image just adds emphasis to the words, fantastic

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