This morning our choir did a piece with words that reminded me of my walks along the Marginal Way. These words were a prayer written by Lancelot Andrewes who lived between 1555 and 1626.
Open thou my eyes and I shall see,
Open thou my ears and I shall hear,
Incline my heart, I shall desire,
Order my steps and I shall walk the ways of thy commandments.
I know these words refer to walking in God's ways and keeping his commandments but as I rehearsed and sang those words this morning I could not help but think of those two memorable walks along Marginal Way . The roses and landscape, the waves of the ocean, the clean air and the delightful pathway of the Marginal Way made those walks so pleasant. I am reminded that walking in God's commandments is also a pleasant pathway through life.
|Order my steps and I shall walk the ways of thy commandments.|