To the Truest Woman I Know

Eyes that see all that I can be

Hair that flows down to my need

Ears that find the faintest cry of mine

Hands that bind me when I bleed

 

Your love reminds me of one that I dream of

Free flowing grace from above

I can see through your eyes perfect care undisguised

A glimpse of His heart from the skies

From the skies, through your eyes

 

 

A wrist so slender, always ready to bend ere

You know exactly why or how

Trust like steel—your faith in me is real

Something I can’t touch but I sure can feel

 

Your love reminds me of one that I dream of

Free flowing grace from above

I can see through your eyes perfect care undisguised

A glimpse of His heart from the skies

From the skies, through your eyes

 

 

Strength unknown because it’s only shown

When my defenses have been blown

So soft of skin—your comfort strikes within

It’s stronger than the fear, the dread, the sin

 

Bone of my bone—at last!—flesh of my flesh

You feel like something missing from my chest

A mirrored voice of unspoken choices

Taken from my deepest rest

 

Your love reminds me of something I’ve seen of

Free flowing grace from above

I can see through your eyes though you try to disguise them

A glimpse of God’s heart from the skies

From the skies, through your eyes

Through your eyes

From the skies.

 

(For this, the week of our anniversary)

4 Comments

  1. Linda Irwin

    When I first read “To The Truest Woman I Know,” I felt a little uncomfortable. Sam’s words to and about his wife seemed too personal to be made so public. I wondered how Mary K felt about such personal sentiments being made public. But then I thought some more. These words really are an embodiment of what Sam has been teaching. The intimacy seen in the poem is a direct result of the differences between the genders. It makes his ideas leave the realm of the theoretical and shows this can be a reality within a Christian marriage. It also made me reflect on the Psalms, and how they are a public display of David’s intimate connection with the Lord. Beautiful words. Happy Anniversary friends!

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