MY STONE OF EBENEZER
When the Israelites had won a special victory over the Philistines,
Samuel set up a commemorative stone and called it Ebenezer, saying,
"Hitherto hath the Lord helped us" (1 Samuel 7:12).
I have walked the lonesome valley
Of sickness, pain and sorrow
Where my faint heart sighs and shudders
And dreads to face tomorrow.
I have climbed earth's rugged mountains
Where the eye could see forever;
At times the clouds hang low enough
To obscure life's endless roller coaster.
I have walked thru miles of sandy shores
Life's burdens on my back are stacked;
The ocean of tears shed thru the years
Christ invites me to put upon His back.
Sometimes in weariness and helplessness
I veer off-course into life's wilderness;
There Satan and wily demons seduce
With all forms of vice and wickedness.
I get caught in the thick of battle
With the great powers of darkness;
My only Source of help and light
Is Christ, my Lord, my Righteousness.
I surrender all to my dear Saviour
He only can bless beyond measure
For He is the Fount of many blessings,
My Living Stone of Ebenezer.
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004
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