Arts & Culture

Rise

I feel stripped bare

left in the cold, reaching for something to hold

they say the Father up above is looking down in love

and all I must do is abide

abide

to be still

to rest, rest in the rivers of His peace

to release, release my control and trust His will

release

open hands, eyes up.

unclenched jaws, uncrossed arms,

crying Hosanna, Savior come

Hosanna, save me now

my release of control paves the way

to see every perfect thing in every day

when I release I can enjoy the crashing waves

for I know when the ocean roars and the waves crash down,

there I’ll see my Savior standing tall

calming my feeble spirit in gentle comfort to be still

my head bows low as I remember the one

who stretched His arms so very wide

to show his love 

so deep and vast and great

much too lofty to comprehend

and as He stretched his arms so wide

long-headed spears pierced his side

the crimson drops burst out that day

the perfect lamb for you and me

that day He gave up control

for He was capable and more than able

to get off that tree

but no, He gave up power

so that the crimson drops he shed

could cover all humanity

what do you call it?

I call it love

I call it grace

I call it hallelujah, what a savior

I call it the answer to our daily cry– Hosanna

no wonder hearts and love are colored red

not because of the certain redness of a love-struck blush

rather it must be because of all the pain that comes

from the greatest love story of all mankind

at the end of the day, at the switch of the light

I examine my heart

searching, reflecting, feeling

“prone to wander, Lord I feel it

prone to leave the God I love

here’s my heart, O take and seal it

seal it for thy courts above”

and now from my bended knee

I stand up and rise.

 

About the Author:

Name: Anna Leong

Age: 18

How long have you been apart of TPS? I have been taking TPS classes for two years.

I have been taking TPS classes for two years.

 

What classes are you taking with TPS this year? This year I am taking AP Art History with Mrs. Beachler and College Psychology with Dr. Bridges.

This year I am taking AP Art History with Mrs. Beachler and College Psychology with Dr. Bridges.

 

What are a few of your hobbies?

I enjoy expressing myself through the gift of words, music, and art. In my free time, you will probably find me reading a book, writing, playing piano, viola, singing, or dabbling in some kind of art.

 

How did you hear about Clay Magazine?

I found out about Clay through Instagram, and then on StudyPlace.

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