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My Lord, My Love, I Am Content with Thee


Thou hast not that, My child, but thou hast Me,

And am not I alone enough for thee?

I know it all, know how thy heart was set

Upon this joy which is not given yet.

And well I know how through the wistful days

Thou walkest all the dear familiar ways,

As unregarded as a breath of air,

But there in love and longing, always there.

I know it all; but from thy brier shall blow

A rose for others. If it were not so

I would have told thee. Come, then, say to Me:

My Lord, my Love, I am content with Thee.

–Amy Carmichael, Rose from the Brier


Amy Carmichael on Healing Hurts

“If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying ‘Peace, peace,’ where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word ‘Let love be without dissimulation’ and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

–Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael and “Calvary Love”

Referring to her ministry as a mother of Indian orphans, Amy Carmichael said:

“If by doing some work which the undiscerning consider “not spiritual work” I can best help others, and I inwardly rebel, thinking it is the spiritual for which I crave, when in truth it is the interesting and the exciting, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”

(from Elizabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die [Fleming H. Revell, 1987] pg. 183)