Deaf Christian’s Prayer – by Doris Isbell Crowe

I thought this poem was beautiful, so I decided to share it.

 

Do the angels sing in Heaven, Lord?
Will I hear music there?
Or must I stand in a corner
While others join in prayer?
While I wonder what they’re saying Lord,
As oft I do down here?
Must I sit in lonely stillness
While the bells ring loud and clear?
Can I read your lips in Heaven, Lord
Will I be brushed aside,
And stick my hands in pockets
Because of wounded pride?
Will all the saints there praise Thee,
While I in silence wait?
Will someone up in Heaven
Help me through the gate?

Then God, who loves the humble,
Whispered in the poor deaf ear
My child, has no one told you,
There is no silence here.
Hold out your hands, my little one,
For Heaven all to see.
We’ve heard them pray so many times,
Each prayer reached up to Me.
See, all the angels waiting.
The gates are open wide.
Your crown of life awaits you,
And I shall be your guide.
I have a song to give you,
You’ll sing both loud and clear.
And the song you sing, my dear one,
Will be the sweetest song up here.

-Doris Isbell Crowe, 1955

6 thoughts on “Deaf Christian’s Prayer – by Doris Isbell Crowe

  1. AWETHENTIQ PETE says:

    My brother worked with the deaf
    My father taught them
    My wife cared for, educated them
    They have always been special to me.
    My home town was where we still have the De La Bat, Effata and Pioneer schools for deaf, blind, mute, etc.
    I knew top achievers from those schools. Google them.

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