Made in His Image

Imprisoned by hate
Buried by fears
Locked out of hope
Worn out with tears

Open my eyes
Let my heart see
The image of God
Waits to be free

Living with hunger
Dying with need
Sick and along
Come here and see

The image of God
Waiting for me
To open my eyes
To let my heart see

In you
And in you
And in you
And in you

The image of God
Made to be free

Patricia Burlison
©2011

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Living in His Presence

I will live in the moment
Every moment of God’s breath
Each breath of my life
Moving in His Spirit

And in tune with His moving
I will learn His love
As it fills and flows through me
So I can be His touch

And I will bless those who harm me
And I will heal those in pain
And I will walk with my neighbor
And I’ll pray you do the same

For this life is not a solo
It’s a wondrous harmony
And every part has meaning
Won’t you come and sing with me

Sign of life and love eternal
In His Presence every step
And His grace in us will strengthen
And new life will come from death

And we will live in each moment
Every moment of God’s breath
Each breath of our lives
Moving in His Spirit

And in tune with His moving
We will learn His love
As it fills and flows through us
And we will be His touch

And we will bless those who harm us
And we will heal those in pain
And we will walk with our neighbor
And we’ll pray you do the same

Patricia Burlison
©2011

Out of the Thorns

Painful
Inflamed
Hidden
The thorn I’ve held so long
You find it
You touch it
You draw it out
Healing
Release
Then…
The thorns will bloom into beauty

Patricia Burlison
©2011

Open the Doors

Where is the door
That I have closed
To keep me in
To shut you out

I closed the door
To guard my heart
But now I find
I’m torn apart

And my hope’s
Been locked out

Where is the door
Holding me alone
Closed by life
And never known

The door of lies
Keeping me back
From healing and grace
From all that I lack

And my dreams
Are locked out

You are the key
You know the doors
You’ll break them open
If I’ll allow

Patricia Burlison
©2011