Saturday, September 24, 2011

Come And Rest

Come Rest Awhile
by Lucy Maude Montgomery  1874-1942

Come rest awhile, and let us idly stray,
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away.

Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street,
And listen to the music, faint and sweet,

That echoes ever to a listening ear,
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear

The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
Wind-blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells.

One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of the violet and the rose;

Song and romance still linger in the green,
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen,

And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.

You have forgotten what it is to smile
In your too busy life-- come, rest awhile.


  1. Happy Sabbath!!

    We're heading off for a special Sabbath hike... our leaves have not turned color likes yours yet.


  2. I am feeling more peaceful by simply reading this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us today.

    Blessings and love,

  3. In response to your comment,

    How easy it is to lose sight of the preciousness of our children when the needs and the troubles are stacked so high it's overwhelming. I know. Shew, and I only have 2 of these kiddos that have so many needs. Quite understandable that you get tired. But the God who called you will give you what it takes to see them through their childhood days to productive adulthood...

    Let us not be weary in well doing.

    Praying the Lord gives you and I courage for today... to not just get through, but to bloom with flowers of love and joy in the process.


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