Nowhere to go

Not usually the poet, but Susan and I have spent extra time in praying and seeking God here at the end of our first year serving in Padova, Italy. The below has come from our life this first year. (The Apostle wrote “to live is Christ.” Any other “thing” that might gain our life’s devotion will disappoint. He also wrote “to die is gain.” Anything we live for we lose, except Christ Jesus – we gain Him!)

To follow, follow you – nowhere to go but to follow you.

You oh God, you have hidden me in the place prepared for eternity.

To you, you God, I have hidden your truth where nothing can disparage me.

May the steps I take lead to holiness

May the sins I have drive me to my knees

Let my lips rejoice when I face my fears

Let my heart embrace every truth I dare

To follow, follow you – nowhere to go but to follow you.

You oh God, you have hidden me in the place prepared for eternity.

To you, you God, I have hidden your truth where nothing can disparage me.

For you are the Holy One, you are my cup

You are the sacrifice poured out for me

You are the Promise, You are the Righteous One

Absolute faithfulness, eternally.

For you are my holiness, you are my cup

You are my fullness, poured into me

You are the Promise, You overflow in me

Faithfully filling me, today and always.

To follow, follow you – nowhere to go but to follow you.

You oh God, you have hidden me in the place prepared for eternity.

To you, you God, I have hid your truth where nothing can disparage me.

May the steps I take lead to holiness

May the sins I have drive me to my knees

Let my lips rejoice when I face my fears

Let my heart embrace every truth I dare

(Quando vado, mi guida alla santita’

Quando ho peccato, mi prendi all’ gnicchocci

Quando io gioisco, la mia paura spedì

Quando io ti e braccio, dai mi coraggio

Tu, o Dio, sei mi stato secreto dove e’ l’eternita’

A te, o Dio, ho segreto tua verita’ dove non può essere rubata)

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4 Comments

  1. Nori Kelley said,

    02/06/2018 at 6:33 am

    Love your heart in this poem, Rick.

  2. Noemi Minor said,

    31/05/2018 at 12:57 pm

    Beautiful song to be a hit. Praise God in all things and situations. Love God even when there seem no signs of Him. The Lord is there to guide and bless you all in all that you do. Praise God ALWAYS that He may be exhalted on earth as in the heavens. Amen
    Love and blessings, Naomi Minor.😊

  3. appuntivita said,

    31/05/2018 at 7:57 am

    Thanks, John. We write, we post, and then we find out someone actually read a few lines! Disparage covers a lot of what the Enemy does, so I run to the strong tower of what Jesus says. He’s always right. See you in a few weeks, btw. Do we need to bring Joe up with us?

  4. John Orr said,

    31/05/2018 at 6:56 am

    My favorite line: “I have hid your truth where nothing can disparage me.”


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