God's Long Arms of Love

God's long arms of love
Reached down to pluck me
From quicksand where my wandering feet had led.
He placed me securely
On the Rock Christ Jesus
And lavishly my hungering spirit fed.

Now my long arms of love
Can reach out to others
To offer them a caring, helping hand;
To guide them to the Saviour,
Who alone can lift them
And offer them
A solid place to stand.

No one is too distant
There is no place to hide;
Where God cannot observe them from above.
Some day they will want Him,
And turning, run to welcome
Those waiting, reaching, Strong, Long Arms of Love.

Honoria A. Groves

October, 1982