You, by Your Presence, O Lord,

Are Light to my darkness.

You are the kiss upon my brow,

The oil upon my head,

The arms of sweet embrace.


Day by day.

I find You all about me.

You, All Love,

Bless this child,

At home in Your magnanimous Mercy.

Flowers and fields,

Spread before me

As a welcoming blanket.

Come rest awhile, You invite.

I come and I delight.


Under the corner of Your mantle,

I take repose.

In Your strong arms,

As bride at Your side.

I lean upon Your Breast,

Your banner about my heart is love,

Eternal Love.


by Joann Nelander

Joann Nelander