Like a child that is weaned

And like an ocean that is calm,

Is a simple trust in God

As we rely on His strong arm.

His gentle hand will lift us

And remove all tares of doubt;

All haughtiness and lofty thoughts

No longer will they mount.

When it’s the desire to value simplicity

In everything we do,

We’ll avoid greed and covetousness

And be more sincere and true.

A simple trust is pure

And it’s calming in every way;

When we’re not concerned with great matters

So true peace will mark our days.

Knowing that God is in control

And His sovereign ways will reign;

We’re merely pilgrims on this earth

With only eternity to gain.

It’s not foolish to value simplicity

Since a revelation has taken place,

That the worldly matters will rob our peace

Where vanity is interlaced.

Simplicity unclutters our mind

And when the Lord takes us by the hand,

He leads us and He guides us

So with His wisdom we’ll understand.

He’s our Father in heaven

And His calming strokes we see,

When with a simple heart we trust in Him

As most anxieties are set free.

When our soul is calm like a weaned child

And where the bigger picture is seen,

We value love and simplicity

And all that’s tranquil and serene.

(C) P.B. 2021

‘Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty.  Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me.  Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother;  Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”  Psalm 131:1-3