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God’s Dearest Work of Art

God’s dearest work of art

we long have called the heart,

The depth within from which begin

the prayers that we impart.

A heart whose thoughts exceed

our reason and our need,

And open us to fuller life

beyond our wants and greed.


In manner bold or meek,

if from the heart we speak

We speak to God, we reach to God,

for God is whom we seek.

And when the heart lies bare,

no matter when or where,

Or how the words are first addressed,

our speaking is a prayer.


To so disclose the heart

is then the crucial part.

The very wish to speak like this

becomes the way to start.

And when, touched by love’s fire,

to love we then aspire,

We know all that we need to know:

the heart lives through desire.


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Copyright 2013 by William Flanders

Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Audio MP3 and Hymns.

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