A Psalm To Glory

A Psalm To Glory

A Poem by Dan Cowan

A letter to God from the pen of a sinner:
How am I worth the grace You deliver?
When I gave my back to Your wounded face
and walked away to wanton disgrace
Pursuing lusts and selfish ambition
I forgot my Love and rejected contrition
I found a world of suicide dreams
in the depths of a well that ingested me
The stones at the bottom were cold and slick
and I quickly detested my life in the pit
Inhaling the ink into burning lungs
I despaired of life and considered it dung
And just when I had a mind to end it all
with a palmful of pills and a vacant call
You seized me with blessed hands
and guided me without reprimand
through the blackness that devoured my will
toward a thread of light no thicker than a pill
And as I approached, it widened like a door
a flood of light that soaked to my core
It burst aflame under my tapestry of skin
a fire eternal that won't gutter or dim
For You sought me in the darkness with an emanance  of Love
and devastated my hold so that I could reach far above
Oh gracious Lord, you have pulled me from the mud
and stood me on a rock before a cross of blood
On that cross, Your son was crucified
and on that ground, I let myself die
for the glory of Your name, that rock on which I stand
Always a fire beneath my flesh, lit by mighty hands
Forever my flesh is a fabric undone
Oh Lord above, this is my vow of Love

© 2018 Dan Cowan

Author's Note

Dan Cowan
It is true that once- four or five years ago, in fact- I considered suicide on almost a daily basis; the jaws of that beast threatened oh so restlessly to consume me. But, as the story goes, God's power is far greater that any beast of blackness that Hell can throw at us. As it is written in the book of Romans: For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
My friend, if you are willing and seek God with all your heart, His love will pierce through even your deepest, most despairing darkness. Set aside the flesh- your own passions and desires- and seek to put on new, righteous garments in accordance with the will of God and find the path of eternal life. For only on this path will you find a true, steadfast, and inextinguishable hope- a hope in Jesus Christ. My prayers are with all those reading this- may you find peace and hope and a life eternal.

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Added on March 8, 2018
Last Updated on March 8, 2018


Dan Cowan
Dan Cowan

New Castle, PA

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