Thursday, April 6, 2017

YOU HELD ME UP

YOU HELD ME UP 
Psalm 94:18


No sooner did I say, “My foot is slipping,”
As endless stress and worry filled my cup,
When troubles overwhelmed and doubts assailed me,
Your mercy and your kindness held me up.

Even when I hid from You and failed You,
Even when I squandered grace divine,
Even when in folly I refused You,
Tenderly You whispered, “You are Mine.”

You lavished me with life in all its fullness,
You answered every prayer I ever prayed,
Bestowing on me favor upon favor,
Even though I faltered and I strayed.

My faith’s enlivened by Your Holy Spirit,
Kindling in my soul love’s fiery flame,
For every promise made find its fulfillment,
Each time I pray in Your all-hallowed Name.


Myra D’Souza 06 April 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Beginning Anew


BEGINNING ANEW



Open my lips to sing your praise,
Open my heart as my hands I raise,
Remove every blemish of sin’s dark trace,
Then flood my poor soul with merciful grace.

Hasten my Lord to sweetly console,
To mend what is broken, and to make whole,
I vow to submit and yield all control,
To Your Holy Spirit enthroned in my soul.

Long have I wandered in perilous night,
Weakened by sin and its deadly blight,
Come Lord again and fill me with light,
Have pity, be moved by my plight.

Lord raise me up from the miry depths,
Blot every trace of sin’s dire effects,
Restored unto grace I now acquiesce,
Conform my will to your holy precepts.


Myra D’Souza – 9 March 2017

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Was born in Mumbai.  Studied in St. Michael's Convent in Karwar.  Went to Wadia College in Pune. Did a Secretarial course in Mumbai at Nirmala Niketan and at Burnleys Institute. Came to Kuwait at 21 years of age, and still  here.  Married with 3 wonderful children a girl and two boys and a great husband.