Christian Poems: “Triune Comfort” and “The Christian’s Rest”

Earlier today I was thumbing through a book of Christian poetry by local poet Nancy Moelker (Jenison, MI).

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Her poems breathe biblical and Reformed themes: sovereignty of God, salvation in Christ alone, sovereign grace, the comfort and hope of the gospel, and more. I referenced one of her special poems before – on Q&A 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism – titled “My Only Comfort.”

Tonight I give you a few more, in part because April is National Poetry month, but mostly because Moelker’s poems feed the soul and make for good preparation for the Lord’s Day.

Triune Comfort

When all around me dark thunderclouds roll,
Deep, deep inside there’s no fear in my soul,
For God, my Father, has all in control –
My Father: Creator and King.

The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Psalm 103:19

Though in my heart I still see so much sin,
I know that Jesus is dwelling within,
And I’m washed whiter than new snow in Him –
My Jesus: Redeemer and Lord.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1

Though doubts and trials seem never to cease,
Sweet Holy Spirit brings comfort and peace,
Giving my spirit a blessed release –
My Comforter, living within.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Romans 8:16

O Triune God, throned on Thy mercy seat –
Holy, thrice Holy! I bow at Thy feet.
O how I thank Thee for Thy work complete –
My Father! My Savior! My Peace!

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Revelation 4:8d

The Christian’s Rest

Resting in the arms of God –
Oh, what joy divine,
Just to know that I am His
And He is mine!

Resting in the arms of God,
I’ve no cause for fear.
Satan may assail me,
But my sovereign God is near.

Resting in the arms of God,
Submissive to His will,
Knowing He’ll work good for me
Through times of good or ill.

Resting in the arms of God,
Doubts and strivings cease.
Christ is all my righteousness,
And I have perfect peace.

Resting in the arms of God
Through life’s pilgrim way,
Trusting in His promises,
He leads me day by day.

Resting in the arms of God
At my final breath –
Christ has won the victory!
“Where’s thy sting, O death?”

Resting in the arms of God,
Heaven’s gates unfold.
Forever with my Savior
I’ll have joy and peace untold!

Resting in the arms of God –
Oh, what joy divine,
Just to know that I am His
And He is mine!

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1,2

In-Gods-arms-MoelkerTaken from Nancy Moelker’s collection of poems published under the title In God’s Arms: Inspirational Poems for the Christian Soul (Golden Apple Greetings, 2012).