Here’s another poem from Wilf. Wilf Copping was born in 1954 and made a commitment to celibacy in 1980. He lives in Christian community – ‘House of Living Stones’ in Northants. Celibacy begins with the giving Of one life to another, And continues that way ever expanding Until its Read more…
I wrote this poem re celibacy after my parents passed away. It is written to be performed but, hey, I’m sure it can bear just to be read! Alison Moore. (Alison Moore lives in the UK and has been a committed Christian celibate since 2006.) When I take you Read more…
Wilf Copping, the author of the following poem, was born in Chesterfield, England in 1954. He became a Christian in 1974 and made a commitment to celibacy in 1980. He lives in Christian community – ‘House of Living Stones’ in Northants.
I AM YOURS
Whether I am great or I am small
Serving just a few or all
If I am chosen or forgotten
Up on the top or at the bottom
I am yours.
Whether or not I see the hand
Making me whatever kind of man
Regarded as a wise man or a fool
Whether life is kind or it is cruel
I am yours.
I am yours in the darkness of my room
When only a woman’s warmth would do
For you are more than wife to me
Far more than family,
I am yours in the sunshine of your love
But give me grace so I do not move
For in the summer I so easily forget
The sun on whom my heart is set
When I am fighting in the war
Or just listening at your door
Lifting up my sword or my ear
Whatever it is I am here
I am yours.
In the storms of love
In the fire and the flood
My friends, my God
I am yours for good.
Wilf has another poem on this blog: https://undividedblog.org.uk/2013/07/celibate-gift-strength-to-a-fathers-arms/
Wilf Copping, the author of the following poem, was born in Chesterfield, England in 1954. He became a Christian whilst at teachers’ training college in 1974 and made a commitment to celibacy in 1980. “I am a follower of Jesus, a celibate and I live in a Christian community. I Read more…
“Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.” Frances Ridley Havergal was born in 1836, the youngest child of a Church of England minister. She became a Christian when she was fourteen. Frances began writing poetry when she was seven and in her life wrote numerous hymns Read more…