O Wisdom II

“O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other mightily, and sweetly ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence.”

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

O Wisdom we hear the call for what we lack
The insight to know what we should do.
Regret and failure, rush to stab us in the back
In darkness we grope, reaching out to find you.
And more than answers but of character we
Seek to be Spiritually formed and stayed
Not double-minded, tossed in confusion’s sea
But with courage to stand, in glory to be made.
O Wisdom go, they are lost in that world.
Each city block a crossroad, a decision to make
Knowing with each step their destiny unfurls
To blessing or cursing, show them which way to take.
And Wisdom heard and obeyed and rushed to find them
Crying out to the lost from a manger in Bethlehem.

(c) Randy Edwards

from: Nativity, a large historiated initial from an Antiphonary, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Italy (Florence), c.1400]

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