Father, Son, and Spirit Blest (A Poem on the Trinity and the Rest of God)

I wrote this poem thinking of John 17, “… I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are one, Father, You in Me and I in them, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me… Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am and to see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved Me before the world was.” I was also thinking of Hebrews 4, “… God rested from all His works… So, then, there remains a Sabbath rest for all who believe…”


Father, Son, and Spirit blest

Guide us to eternal rest

That is Thy sacred oneness

The source of all blessedness


Father in Thy Son dwelling

O Son with Him one, Wellspring

O Eternal One, of Love

Ancient of Days, throned above


There grateful praises ringing

Joyful choruses rising

In each heart to Thee above

Three in One, the God of Love


For the Spirit there is Lord

Of life and light the sharp sword

Reign in our hearts forever

Seal of life, promis’d Helper


O, Thou art the Triune Life

Of the Three who know no strife

Who in love are perfect One

In rest and Thee reign alone


Father, Son, and Spirit blest

Thou in us art our true rest

Thy Love is strength and glory

To us whose life is mercy


Thou art the Beginning, Lord

And the End, Eternal Word

Holy, E’er-Present Wisdom

Ruler-Judge of the Kingdom


Our eyes fail before Thy light

Cannot see through Thee so bright

Holy One, Radiant Three

But by Thee we adore Thee


Father, Son, and Spirit blest

Sov’reign reign o’er all the rest

All of them dark fading things

Under Thine eternal wings


Father, Son, and Spirit blest

Perish we, for Thou art Best

Our life is hid within Thee

O Radiant Unity


Father, Son, and Spirit blest

Thoughts all fail under Thy test

Brightest Love, our death and rest

For Thou, God, alone art blest


Our life, O Great God, is Thee

To enter Thy unity

Be enfolded in light Thine

Share in the Blest Three Divine


Copyright 2017 Raina Nightingale

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