Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Slowing Down

My Mom told me about this song she heard in church recently and then I also saw it come up again in an email I got from Well-Watered Women. The lyrics are so lovely!

Come away from rush and hurry
to the stillness of God's peace;
from our vain ambition's worry,
come to Christ to find release.
Come away from noise and clamor,
life's demands and frenzied pace;
come to join the people gathered
here to seek and find God's face.

In the pastures of God's goodness
we lie down to rest our soul.
From the waters of God's mercy
we drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of God's presence
all the saints are richly fed.
With the oil of God's anointing
into service we are led.

Come, then, children, with your burdens--
life's confusions, fears and pain.
Leave them at the cross of Jesus;
take instead his kingdom's reign.
Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them--
he alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment
when to self we gladly die.

Slow moments lately:
Making apple butter.
Biscuits and fresh apple butter, Skip-Bo and reading aloud on the screened in porch.
A cup of tea in the cool mountain air.

Listen to the song here.


Mom said...

My favorite line is at the beginning - "Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God's peace" - just hearing and thinking about those words bring me a sense of peace and calm.

joeandkris513 said...

Beautiful words. Would you mind sharing where you got those fall napkins?

Monica Wilkinson said...

@joeandkris: the napkins are from TJ Maxx! Have a great day!

*carrie* said...

Lovely. I had not heard that song before. Thanks for sharing!