Under My Roof

O my Lord,
My Friend,
Your saints labored so
To remove the roof
That stood between You
And their friend in need.

Here in this morning,
It was You,
Who labored,
In Your Sacrifice.

To enter under my roof,
You forgave me,
That nothing
Might stand in the way
Of Your coming to me,
In my need.

To my delight.
I am ,now, tabernacle,
Ciborium and chalice.
I hold You,
Body,mind soul
And divinity.
Under my roof.

Here in my heart,
You labored,
And now rest.
What joy!
What sweetness,
Having You
For this moment
Of holy time,
That I may be healed.

©2012 Joann Nelander All rights reserved

5 thoughts on “Under My Roof

  1. I love the new translation of that line: “enter under my roof.” It was fine before, but something about that phrase really just catches me. Sounds like it catches you too.

  2. So beautifully put. I love the line, “To my delight, I am now tabernacle, Ciborium, and Chalice…I hold you…. under my roof!”

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