based on Lamentations 3:22-24 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Steadfast, unshakeable, loyal, just, true
One on whom you depend, who never lets go
Is our Lord who loves those beat-down, driven low;
With constancy, ever staying, never letting go,
Is the unceasing, steadfast love of the Lord.
His loving kindness is a fount unending,
Eternal well of unfathomable wealth,
Weal, not woe, wholeness, healing, health;
He passed through the pieces, swore by himself
To prove the unending mercies of the Lord.
His love and mercy each morning rises new
Unwearied, not tired, but rejoicing to begin
Each new day full, not shallow; thick, not thin;
He gives himself, a gracious gift to glory in,
Who is himself the mercy of the Lord.
Great is your faithfulness, who gives to the last breath
And with new mercy rises in defeat of sin and death.
© Randall Edwards 2018.
This poem is for Christ’s church. If it is helpful, please feel free to copy or reprint in church bulletins, read aloud, or repost. I only ask that an attribution be cited to myself (Randall Edwards) and this blog (backwardmutters.com). Thanks.