I Needed The Quiet

I needed the quiet so He drew me aside,

Into the shadows where we could confide.

Away from the bustle where all the day long

1 hurried and worried when active and strong.

I needed the quiet tho’ at first I rebelled

But gently, so gently, my cross He upheld.

And whispered so sweetly of spiritual things

Tho’ weakened in body, my spirit took wings

To heights never dreamed of when active and

gay-He loved me so greatly, He drew me away.

I needed the quiet.

No prison, my bed,

But a beautiful valley of blessings instead -

A place to grow richer in Jesus to hide.

I needed the quiet, so He drew me aside.