An old (and dear) friend sent me the words from the following hymn as an encouragement.  I thought them powerful and wanted to pay them forward.

I Feel the Winds of God Today

I feel the winds of God today
Today my sail I lift
Though heavy oft with drenching spray
And torn with many a rift
If hope but light the water’s crest
And Christ my bark will use
I’ll seek the seas at his behest
And brave another cruise

It is the wind of God that dries
My vain regretful tears
Until with braver thoughts shall rise
The purer brighter years
If cast on shores of selfish ease
Or pleasure I should be
Lord let me feel thy freshening breeze
And I’ll put back to sea

If ever I forget thy love
And how that love was shown
Lift high the blood-red flag above
It bears thy name alone
Great pilot of my onward way
Thou wilt not let me drift
I feel the winds of God today
Today my sail I lift

~ Jessie Adams, 1908


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