February 2009 - Vol. 27


illustration by Jamie Treadwell

“Lord, Enkindle Me”

song by Ed Conlin


 
Click to listen to an MP3 audio clip of Lord Enkindle Me 
written by Ed Conlin and sung by Deborah Mantel

Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee" - St. Augustine of Hippo

Ed comments on his song ...

There is a space formed by the particular shape of our life. It is meant for God himself to indwell. This must be felt as a lack... and it comes about through daily circumstamces. It may be caused by the cavern of a lonely heart, the ache of a lost one, the yearning that comes from "not yet being home." In truth we are to glory in this emptiness -- for it is the price we pay for such an immense dignity. To wait in courage for God to fill our particular emptiness is one of the most profound of love's acts. 

[The song Lord, Enkindle Me is included in a Music CD entitled, "Held by Love", produced by In His Presence. The CD and sheet music can be ordered from Tabor House or from In His Presence.] 
 
Ed Conlin is a member of the Servants of the Word, a missionary brotherhood of men living single for the Lord. He lives in community in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan, USA, and works as a licensed substance abuse counselor and chaplain with the Capuchin Franciscan Ministries in Detroit.
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