Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Sunday, March 27, 2011

...And There I Write Thy Praise

When nature sinks, and spirits droop,

Thy promises of grace

Are pillars to support my hope,

and there I write Thy praise.

~Isaac Watts

Thy testimonies have I claimed

as mine heritage forever;

and why?

they are the very joy of my heart.

~Psa. 119.111, Common Prayer