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
to be still
to rest, rest in the rivers of His peace
to release, release my control and trust His will
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
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.