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Disturb us Lord [Jul. 27th, 2006|04:12 pm]

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

attributed to Sir Francis Drake -1577

Lots to mull over - I may post my thoughts later.

[User Picture]From: pamhill
2006-07-27 10:00 pm (UTC)
I hope you are having a better week then I am.

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[User Picture]From: hunter_vv
2006-08-05 08:01 pm (UTC)
That's neat. I found the third phrase of that poem somewhere a few years ago. It was just attributed as an anglican prayer, but it's interesting to see the whole thing. One of my favourites.
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[User Picture]From: vesta_venus
2006-08-30 08:48 pm (UTC)
I will. Last time I used both your hotmail and livejournal accounts because I didn't know which one is the valid one or the one you check the most often.
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