It speaks the name Love then bestowed,
whose sound awakes the longing heart
with the wonder of the Eternal Word.
A shepherd’s care and watchful eye
have led my feet through all my years
where Spirit danced, her wonders sown
revealing joy in midst of fears.
A home in cloistered sanctuary
and place of enclosed soul retreat
as wisdom’s prayer its healing brought,
and courage gave to cautious feet.
For everything there is a time
and now that love secure is known
and scholars pen has found its mark
Christ’s invitation I now may own.
Now is the time, here is the place,
Where call, at last, may answered be.
To grow the Kingdom of his love,
and in each face, his image see.
Written for the licensing of Dee O’Reilly,
October 2016 CMD