1971
    In the Urgent Moment
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “In the Urgent Moment,” Ensign, June 1971, 120

    In the Urgent Moment

    Dear Lord—my life so frequently is teeming

    with motion and commotion of a kind

    that makes an hour of silence and reflection

    almost impossible, sometimes, to find.

    But yet I need thee in the urgent moment,

    and cannot wait for quiet to implore—

    so I must seek thee quickly out of chaos,

    as often to adore thee as implore.

    Receive the offering swiftly as it leaves me;

    informal though it be, it’s fresh and free.

    If I should wait until the solemn evening,

    my orison would be stale bread to thee.