I Needed the Quiet

I Needed the Quiet

I needed the quiet so He drew me aside
Into the shadows where we could confide,

Away from the bustle where all the day long

I hurried and worried when active and strong.

 

I needed the quiet though at first I rebelled

But gently, so gently, my cross He upheld,

And whispered so sweetly of spiritual things

Though weakened in body, my spirit took wings

To heights never dreamed of when active and gay.

He loved me so greatly He drew me away.

 

I needed the quiet.  No prison my bed,

But a beautiful valley of blessings instead—

A place to grow richer in Jesus to hide.

I needed the quiet so He drew me aside.

 

(Alice Hanshe Mortenson)

 

 

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