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Holiness

by Quentin S Clingerman

Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty
Hands held high with extended palms in surrender
Heeding the call of God to obey Him
Holding in my mind and heart His Spirit
Humbly following in word and deed the best I understand
Heart to God and hand to man
Hearing His, "well done thou faithful servant"

05/15/2009

Author's Note: Inspired by a devotional by Nan Forehand I receive by email for WordChimes.com.

Posted on 05/16/2009
Copyright © 2021 Quentin S Clingerman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/23/09 at 08:03 PM

What else can any of us truly reach for? No matter the way that we worship God, in the end it all amounts to the same thing. Reaching for that state of perfection, no matter how elusive, and faith in our creator(s) that there is something better waiting for us beyond this world.

Posted by A. Paige White on 05/28/09 at 01:45 PM

...render unto Caesar what is Caesar and unto God what is God's. This God, this son of man, who can turn a coin in his hand and looking at it, make a simple observation that stuns us by the depth of His wisdom in all things. Lori quoted my favorite phrase already, so just let me add my yes and amen to those gone before. He is Awesome!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/28/09 at 02:52 PM

"Humbly following in word and deed the best I understand Heart to God and hand to man" - really fine lines, Quentin. Thank you.

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 05/29/09 at 04:19 AM

And as Jesus taught us in the "eleventh commandment (John 15:12)"This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you." A wonderful and inspiring write Quentin!

Posted by Maria Massarella on 06/02/09 at 01:27 PM

and holiness one breathes in each beautiful line...that lingers like prayer long after the being read...grazie* m.a

Posted by Glenn Currier on 07/28/09 at 01:08 AM

Your unabashed faith and willingness to share it are an inspiration. I don't know why holiness is such an attractive concept to me - since it sees so unattainable by this flawed mortal. But it is good to be reminded of the Source.

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