Lord, may the
sweet perfume of light
Be as a thousand eyes
And my heart be one
So my whole life be alive
With love pure and bright.
Let goodness surround me
Like sweet perfume
So all I do be pleasing in Thy sight
And those I meet along the way
Receive blessings from Holy Light
Shining through me.
May love surround like
Perfume of a perfect rose...
The Rose of Sharon...
Whose love flows through me
Reaching out to others that they see
I am sustained by perfect love
From heaven above.
Would that goodness from those I meet
Who show goodness from their heart
Flowing constant and free
Surround me like sweet perfume
So I know that within me
Is goodness for others to see.
Fragrance from a beautiful rose
Awakens my senses to show
It enhances the beauty God did create
To bless all taking time to appreciate
That nature of which we are a part
Is beautiful and good
Created to glorify the Creator
And all manhood.
Help me view creation I see
And listen to songs of nature...
Songs of birds and the evening breeze
As well as the echo of the human voice
Or a train whistle as it passes by
Were all made by choice
To surround like sweet perfume
Signifying the goodness and majesty
Of a loving and awesome Creator.
ŠJane Ward Smith
January 19, 2010