Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
"My dearest Lord, humbly I thank Thee for accepting my poor heart as Thy resting-place. How good of Thee, my dearest Saviour, to come to me who think so seldom of Thee, who pass so little time with Thee...
Now that Thou are with me, dearest Lord, I beg Thee to give light to my soul, that I may see the path on which Thou wishest I should travel to eternity. Touch my eyes, that I may see the good there is for me to do, the weaknesses that should be strengthened, and the empty places that should be filled with kindness and thoughtfulness to others...
Give me the grace, my beloved Lord, to make of my life something worth while, to distinguish the true from false, gold from tinsel, Thy beautiful standards from the deceitful maxims of the world.
Give me grace to recognize Thy touch when Thou knockest at my heart's poor gate, that I may always open wide the door and welcome Thee..."
(From "Spiritual Pastels" by J.S.E., c. 1918)
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