Cynthia BuhainBaello (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)
The Enoch Walk
In my anguish I cried to the LORD
He answered by setting my heart free.
And by the power of His Word
Redeemed me from Sin's slavery.
I have hidden Your Word in my heart
That I might not sin against You,
And my journey in life will not depart
From pure steps as Your Word flows through.
Help me no longer to this world conform
But let Your Word activate my Faith,
In Power You work in me to transform
For it's always You LORD, Whom I await.
So set my mind on things above
And not on many vain earthly things,
Guide me with the Lamp and Truth of Your Love
Hold me forever in my finite walking.
Direct my footsteps according to Your Word;
By them You make wise all the simple.
My Comfort is this- Your promises accord
Preserving my life, LORD You are able!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
'In my anguish I cried to the LORD,
He answered by setting me free.'
Psalm 119: 5
'I have hidden Your Word in my heart
that I might not sin against You.'
Psalm 119: 11
My comfort in suffering is this: Your promise preserve my life.' Psalm 119: 50
'Set your mind on things above and not on earthly things, for you die and your life is now hidden in Christ our LORD.'
Colossians 3: 20
'The unfolding of Your Word gives light,
it gives understanding to the simple.' Psalm 119: 130
'Enoch walked with God; and then he was no more, because God
took him away.' Genesis 5: 24
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