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~ The Desert ~

I've been to the desert, barren and dry.
Lying there, thirsting, tears in my eyes.
I lay in silence, hearing no voice,
Until I heard my God say, "Arise and rejoice!"
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"I took you from your oasis, noisy and loud.
Where you sat in comfort boisterous and proud.
You could not hear me as I called to you,
So you had to come here. What else could I do?

Now, with just a whisper, you hear me call,
My voice echoing above silence, above ALL.
To get your attention, bring you back to me,
We came to this desert to set your heart free.

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So, Now that you're thirsting, eternal waters I give.
Now that you're dying, I offer a new life to live.
Now that you're hopeless, new hope you can see.
Now that you hear me, be silent in ME!"

Now I know in this world of sin and disgrace
A dry, barren desert is not such a bad place!
For where ever I go, my Lord goes with me,
And I hear Him speak, if silent I be!

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Lynn King 2005



Romans 10:14 (KJV)
So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God!


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