Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spiritual Sunday -Poem by Amy Carmicheal

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Today I have a poem by Amy Carmicheal 1867-1951. She is one of my favorite Christian authors & My Favorite Christian Poet. Amy was a Christian Missionary in India & founded The Dohnavur Fellowship. Her work in India was mainly saving young girls from life as Hindu Temple prostitutes.

In Acceptance Lieth Peace By Amy Carmicheal

He said, “I will forget the dying faces;
The empty places—
They shall be filled again;
O voices mourning deep within me, cease.”
Vain, vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in forgetting lieth peace.

He said, “I will crowd action upon action,
The strife of faction
Shall stir my spirit to flame;
O tears that drown the fire of manhood, cease.”
Vain, vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in endeavour lieth peace.

He said, “I will withdraw me and be quiet,
Why meddle in life’s riot?
Shut be my door to pain.
Desire, thou dost befool me, thou shalt cease.”
Vain, vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in aloofness lieth peace.

He said, “I will submit; I am defeated;
God hath depleted
My life of its rich gain.
O futile murmurings; why will ye not cease?”
Vain, vain the word; vain, vain:
Not in submission lieth peace.

He said, “I will accept the breaking sorrow
Which God to-morrow
Will to His son explain.”
Then did the turmoil deep within him cease.
Not vain the word, not vain;
For in acceptance lieth peace.

I hope you were blessed by the poem , I have found it to be so true in my own Life. Accepting what comes from the hand of my Lord whatever it may be ,even if it is " breaking sorrow". Because I truly believe that he loves me and That all things will turn out to be for my good .

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

May your coming week be Blessed by the Lord Jesus ,

Myrna Lee


  1. I did enjoy this dear, blessings to you.

  2. What a beautiful poem. How it blessed me. Have a wonderful day, Debbie

  3. I can say amen to this has been so in my life, especially the last phrase....acceptance.

    God bless,

  4. Such a wonderful poem, What an awesome ministry by such a beautiful heart.
    I hold to the promise of Romans 8:28 always, thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful poem. I love her quotes too which I used in my profile.

  6. Beautiful! Thank-you for sharing this poem today.
    God Bless,

  7. Myrna Lee, it is very nice to meet you. I found your blog through Spiritual Sunday. I sincerely appreciate you posting the poem.

    God Bless You, Yoli

  8. I LOVE Amy Carmichael! Such a beautiful poem -I am so inspired by her - she was such an amazing woman.
    Thanks for sharing today!
    Blessings to you,

  9. This is a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing!

  10. "Oh what a beautiful morning, reading your blog!"

  11. An inspired poem by this beautiful Christian woman. Thank you for sharing and have a Blessed Day and Week!


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