Descend; That I May Ascend


My sinful path, a deep,
destructive trench I’ve dug
over years of habit
and rebellion.

So deep, so dark,
so very steep are its
suffocating bounds
on either side.

Though I know the end
of this trench is death
I cannot climb out
on my own.

O Living Water, though
this dark trench is no
place for you, descend into
this trench.

O River of Life, though
against your very being
I pray you would flood
this ditch.

That I may ascend
forever above this
dark, habitual path
of destruction,

And travel a new path,
Your path, the Way
The Truth and Life.
Amen.

© Dr. Phil Bryant

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3 responses to “Descend; That I May Ascend

  1. I can really relate to this one, and it is beautifully written. I especially like the wording and the visual of the “o living water” and “o river of life” verses.

    • Thanks, Dorothy. I was hoping the imagery was able to peak through a bit. To me it brings a new perspective on what the Great Flood was all about as well as the flood in the movie, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”

  2. Thanks for the likes, fellow bloggers.

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