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Bless the Crippled, Lord


We have eyes that do not see

Eyes grown blind with self-delusions of pride;

We have ears that are deaf to all, but ‘me’

Ears sadly attuned to songs of flattery, abide.

We have hearts emptied of loving kindness

Crippled by obsession with material riches.

We cling to the false creed of self-laudation,

Oblivious to the loving call of the LORD of SALVATION.


To earthly possessions, we wilfully cling,

Things of no value or substance beyond

A temporary pleasure, a passing fling,

Seduced by the glitter of the tinsel light

Flickering visions of beauty and delight,

Empty shadows that tempt and fly

But leave an empty ache, a bitter cry.


Open our eyes to the truth, Lord,

It will make us see

By setting us free.

Teach us the intrinsic values to uphold

The wisdom of the Word of God to unfold;

Fill our hearts with the courage to persevere

The grace to overcome temptation, the strength to endure

The faith, courage and blessings we need

To follow you, our precious Lord and Saviour.


                   Shirley Lau


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