Ephesians 5:33b: And the wife should respect her husband.
Respect is his primary need, his deepest desire.

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Make Us One

"Your Husband's Deepest Desire" is taking part in "Then Sings My Soul Saturdays" this week.   Welcome to all new visitors and returning fans.  I pray that today's post will inspire you to contemplate the purpose in your marriage, the joy that is offered in your union and renewed commitment to unity.

As you come to know me through my blogging you will come to know the miracle that is my marriage.  We have never chosen a song that is ours, but I found a song awhile back that speaks my heart and my prayers concerning my marriage.

Please permit me to share with you a song, written by Sally DeFord, entitled "Make Us One". (Click to play the MP3)
How shall we stand amid uncertainty? Where is our comfort in travail?
How shall we walk amid infirmity, when feeble limbs are worn and frail?
And as we pass through mortal sorrow, how shall our hearts abide the day?
Where is the strength the soul may borrow? Teach us thy way.

Make us one, that our burdens may be light
Make us one as we seek eternal life
Unite our hands to serve thy children well
Unite us in obedience to thy will.
Make us one! teach us, Lord, to be of one faith, of one heart
One in thee.

Then shall our souls be filled with charity, then shall all hate and anger cease
And though we strive amid adversity, yet shall we find thy perfect peace
So shall we stand despite our weakness, so shall our strength be strength enough
We bring our hearts to thee in meekness; Lord, wilt thou bind them in thy love?

Take from me this heart of stone, and make it flesh even as thine own
Take from me unfeeling pride; teach me compassion; cast my fear aside.
Give us one heart, give us one mind
Lord, make us thine
Oh, make us thine!
Having married a stroke survivor and being a stroke survivor myself, I relate with particular fondness to the line that says, "How shall we walk amid infirmity, when feeble limbs are worn and frail?"  As the words continue to call my attention to the covenant of marriage, I can sing with conviction.  And then, with my voice shaking and tears in my eyes, an anthem of one line rises from the lyric:
"So shall our strength be strength enough; 
We bring our hearts to thee in meekness;
Lord, wilt thou bind them in thy love?
Do you find yourself - your marriage - in the lyric of this song?  Which line?  I would love to read your reaction.

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2 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

This line speaks to me:
"Take from me unfeeling pride; teach me compassion; cast my fear aside."

I need to have less of me, and more of Him, to honor both the Lord and my husband.

Thanks for sharing this song today. A blessing to me!
Lisa

Karen said...

I am so glad I found your blog and will be back to read more...

This is my prayer for my spiritually unequal marriage....

"teach us, Lord, to be of one faith, of one heart
One in thee."

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Can I get an Amen?