Reflections (poems, etc.)
Jesus, my strength, my hope,
on thee I cast my care,
with humble confidence look up,
and give thou hearst my prayer.
Give me on thee to wait,
till I can all things do,
on thee, almighty to create,
almighty to renew.
I rest upon thy word;
the promise is for me;
my succour and salvation, Lord,
shall surely come from thee:
But let me still abide,
nor from thy hope remove,
till thou my patient spirit guide
into thy perfect love.
Charles Wesley (1707-88)
I polished up my halo as brightly as I could,
I wanted folk to see it and know that I was good.
Yet quickly did I notice, and very odd it seemed
the harder that I polished, the duller that it gleamed.
So giving up my effort, for pointless seemed my zest,
I put away my halo and simply did my best.
But stranger still to tell you, since putting it away,
Ive noticed that my halo shines brighter everyday!