Come Away From Rush and Hurry

I woke up yesterday morning with the tune of this song stuck in my head and it’s been there ever since (even though I couldn’t remember the words).  Now that I’ve found the lyrics, I am not surprised that this is what I woke up to.  It’s good timing to think about coming away from rush and hurry and entering the stillness of God’s peace especially in this season of Lent.

Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace;
from our vain ambition’s worry, come to Christ and find release.
Come away from noise and clamor, life’s demands and frenzied pace;
come to join the people gathered here to seek and find God’s face.

In the pastures of God’s goodness we lie down to rest our soul.
From the waters of his mercy we drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of his presence all his saints are richly fed.
With the oil of his anointing into service we are led.

Come, then, children, with your burdens – life’s confusions, fears, and pain.
Leave them at the cross of Jesus; take instead his kingdom’s reign.
Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them – he alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment when to self we gladly die.

-Marva J. Dawn, Come Away from Rush and Hurry

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