Shut In With Thee by Irene Smith Sometimes life is so busy, uncertain and unknown, It seems you've not a moment that you can call your own, With people all around you or something going on From the moment you awaken 'til the time the day is done. You have feelings that are restless, discontented, unfulfilled, And you wonder if you'll ever be alone again or still. "Oh, Lord, I long for bygone days when time was all I had- Time with Thee, shut in alone, for then my heart was glad." Oh, why is it so easy just to go along each day Thinking only of the present in a very human way? "Lord, may my heart be focused on the life that is to come, For that's where we are going when this earthly life is done. Help me put into practice all the things you show to me, All the lessons that I learn when I'm all alone with Thee. I long to spend more time with You, each and every day; And I long to feel Your Presence every time I kneel to pray. Not just when I have solitude and silence, may I be Alert to Thy dear Presence and Thy precious voice to me; But help me in the busyness and cares of life each day, To keep my heart shut in with Thee; and keep me close, I pray."
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee." -Isaiah 26:3