I’ve been sorting out papers, and I found a poem that I wrote at age 16. The thought-provoking thing is not the contents of the poem (which I think is quite good), but the fact that I had joined the Mormon (LDS) Church that year. Doesn’t that put a different slant on it?
Can God speak to Mormons? Does God speak to anyone who isn’t a born-again Christian? Was my experience at 16 truth or deception? I’ll leave you to think about it – comments welcome.
When evening comes and darkness falls
And the whole world seems asleep,
‘Tis then I love to walk alone
And with God counsel keep.
Although I walk upon my feet
In things material,
I feel as if I float along –
The stillness and the dark of night
Subdue material things,
And face to face I talk with God,
And my whole spirit sings.
‘Tis then I let my mind run free,
And my true self I find,
I open up my heart to God,
And share with him my mind.
I tell him all my deepest thoughts –
My dreams and hopes and fears.
In turn he greets me, and my Lord
In majesty appears.
Oh then, such wondrous thoughts appear,
Which words cannot express.
I’m filled with awe and gratitude,
And my Lord’s name I bless.
I thnk thee, Lord, that I have found
This way to talk with thee.
For still I know that when night falls,
In silence I am free.
The world is noisy, full of hate –
At times I feel so lost,
Then through this special time I find
The Saviour’s path I’ve crossed.