THE VICT’RY WREATH
Let go thy worries, wretchéd thing,
And let His grace abounding, ring.
Let songs of gladness fill thy heart,
When turn ye to what grace imparts.
He takes them all upon that tree,
Whereto they nailed—stay’d shall be.
Take not them down, nor cry aloud,
But bow thy head in sacred shroud:
See—the Holy One—‘tis He!
Drop thy form and bend thy knee.
Christ, the burden-bearer strong,
Gives easy yoke, and joyful song.
Take Him, do, and now be glad,
For ‘round thy shaméd head He clads,
A vic’try wreath of blooming rose;
A crown of splendor doth repose:
‘Cause of thy sorrows, Christ, He knows:
Indeed, He wash’d thee white as snow.
The featured image is titled “Autumn Rose & Bee” and is (c) Lancia E. Smith. It is used here with glad permission for Cultivating and The Cultivating Project.
Christina Brown is an artist who loves Beauty and the multifaceted ways in which it manifests itself in our lives. Though primarily a writer, it is her dream to pick up her painters brush again someday and attempt to partially capture, through life’s fleeting snapshots, the sublimity and goodness of our God. Christina lives at the foothills of the Rocky mountains in Colorado with her two beautiful children and gracious husband, and will not be found at any time of day without something delicious to drink. Her favorites include cappuccinos, iced tea, sparkling water, and her husband’s lovingly crafted cocktails.