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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Risk (05/17/12)

TITLE: The Lantern of Hope
By Sylvia Hensel
05/23/12


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The Lantern of Hope


I walk through the valley of your tears
Through the misty corridors of your fears;
I wander down the road of your sorrows
Where you feel there’s no hope for tomorrow.

I roam the paths of your mind
I see all that you’ve left behind.
I feel your grief and I feel your pain
For what you think you cannot regain.

I want you to know I’ve bottled your tears
I want you to know I’ll take all your fears.
I want you to know there is nothing your feeling
That I cannot and will not bring forth your healing.

I lay all your fears, grief and pain
At the foot of the cross, please let it remain.
I give you my Word, I give you my name
I give you my love and I take all your shame.

I hold high the lantern of light,
The lantern of hope shining so bright.
Follow my tear drops, follow my blood drops
They will lead to the place where all fear stops.

This lantern of hope will lead you home
And know that I will never leave you alone.
My nail scarred hands reach out to you
Will you take this lantern and do what I do?

Will you seek out the lost and those in pain?
Will you help them find true hope again?
Will you say “Hear I am Lord, send me”
Will you go and be what I want you to be?

In doing so you may risk all
To respond to My heavenly call.
You may risk the comforts of home
To go wherever I tell you to roam.

You may risk you wealth,
Or perhaps your health,
But it will be worth it all
To respond to My call.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/24/12
This is really lovely. I felt like Jesus was speaking directly to me.

I noticed a couple of typos in the 3 stanza and 3 line you had your instead of you're and later you had Hear instead of Here.

This is a well-written piece that just flows off the screen. You did leave me with a beautiful sense of hope.
CD Swanson 05/26/12
I loved this sweet read, it touched my heart...Thank you.

God bless~
Sandra Renee Hicks 05/26/12
Hi -

This is exceptional in heart stirring content. I love the title, too.

Please note:

The last stanza - the word you should be your.
Edmond Ng 05/28/12
An encouraging poem of assurance that lets us know whatever risks we may have to take to follow Christ, they are all worthwhile. Good job on a well written piece.
Noel Mitaxa 05/29/12
Maybe I'm not so strong on poetry, but apart from the typos and some rhythm changes, I sese God's strength and comfort coming through.