Nan C. Merrill
Remain ever before me,
O Loving Presence,
for in You am I safe.
You are my Beloved; in You
I can do all things.
I look to those who are at one
with You and learn from them of your ways;
My delight increases each time
I sense Your presence within me!
Love is my chosen food, my cup,
holding me in its power.
Where I have come from,
Where'er I shall go,
Love is my birthright,
my true estate.
I bless the Counselor who guides my way;
in the night also does my heart instruct me.
I walk beside the Spirit of Truth;
I celebrate the Light.
Thus my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices.
I shall not be afraid,
nor fall into the pit of despair;
In Love's presence there is fullness of joy.
You are my Beloved; in You will I live.