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  Be Still and Hear My Voice
by Richard Lee Orey
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
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God speaks in the silence of the heart

                                                                         RICHARD LEE OREY RETURNING FROM AN EARLY MORNING            

                                                                          LAKE-PADDLE LISTENING FOR THE VOICE OF GOD


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                                                          Be Still and Hear My Voice  

                             Be still and hear my voice

                                                                 And I'll give you an angel's reward


In your red canoe named Mickey II

                                                                 On the water of my peaceful lake

                                                                 I'll tell you my plan and what to do

                                                                 What actions I want you to take

                                                                       O, be still and hear my voice

                                                                       And I'll give you an angel's reward

                                                                 In my quiet surround there will be found

                                                                Your mission of dedication

                                                                 In your silent glide you cannot hide

                                                                 From my reason of your creation

                                                                     O, be still and hear my voice

                                                                     And I'll give you an angel's reward

                                                                In your gentle stroke you'll not evoke

                                                                A struggle amid life's strife

                                                                With my beauty at hand on nearby land

                                                                 I'll reveal your purpose in life

                                                                    O, be still and hear my voice

                                                                    And I'll give you an angel's reward

                                                                From my heavenly throne I'll make it known

                                                               The role you are to play

                                                                And give you strength and courage, too

                                                                In reaching your goal today

                                                                   O, be still and hear my voice

                                                                   And I'll give you an angel's reward

                                                                In His early light before sunrise

                                                                And before I'd even begun

                                                                He refreshed my soul and named my goal

                                                                And told me what needs to be done

                                                                  O, be still and hear my voice, He said

                                                                  And I'll give you an angel's reward

                                                               God's loving voice prepared me

                                                               For the awesome task ahead

                                                               His whispered words stilling my fear

                                                               Giving hope instead of dread

                                                                  O, be still and hear my voice, He said

                                                                  And I'll give you an angel's reward


                                                               Be still and hear my voice, He said

                                                               So I listened with heart and head

                                                               Praying for the angel's reward he voiced

                                                               I did His will instead


                                                               Be still and hear my voice, my son

                                                               Your future holds no dread

                                                               For you've done my will as I have asked

                                                               And Heaven is just ahead

                                                               For you've done my will as I have asked

                                                               And Heaven is just ahead


                                                                             So mote it be.


Richard Lee Orey

                                                                              Copyright 2007



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Reviewed by Sheri Uy 3/15/2010
What a wondrous way to start your day, Richard. It is always refreshing to connect with the Great Creator thru the serenity of nature. Beautifully done. Peace and love in Christ.

Reviewed by Stephanierose Albach 11/13/2009
This one is my favourite so far, i have read it many times, it is very inspiring and i feel that it will touch many poets out there. I believe that we will be still and hear your voice, and our reward for that is to have the opportunity to read magnificant pieces such as this from you.

Reviewed by Paula Shene 10/4/2009
As Jesus is my gateway to God's heavenly throne room, Be Still and Hear My Voice touches a core deep in my heart and soul.

Thank you for the invitation to your page ~ I will be back.
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 8/12/2009
Richard, I love this poem.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 7/13/2009
Yes He does and if we will only be still, we would hear...Oh, that background sound brings back so many memories...back home in Cameroon, West Africa this was on the radio every 6pm
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/10/2009
...if we listen...we hear....BEAUTIFUL!
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 7/9/2009
Vow!! Vow!! Richard, this poem is so, so refreshing to me. I kept on
reading it over and over again, it is a poem that generations to come would appreciate, and find comfort in. Also Richard Be Still and Hear My Voice is exactly what God is saying to all of us. Thank you for sharing this poem, thanks for making my day!!!

P.S. Love And Prayers
Reviewed by John Domino 1/5/2009
I feel that I have traveled with you on that canoe. We need to have more moments such as these.

Thank you my dear friend in Christ,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 11/27/2008
I can hear the gentle lapping of the water here in these verses, see the spray off the end of the paddle, feel the rhythm of each stroke, and know the still small voice of God in the breeze. Touched me, thank you J'nia
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 11/24/2008
Oh my gosh Richard, this is such a powerful, sensitive, and profound poem!This is one that I will read often. Thank you so much!
With Love,
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 11/14/2008
"Be still and know that I AM GOD!" Yessss!!! Easy to say, hard to do...but you captured the essence of my favourite Bible passage in this wonderful poem, Richard. The Lord has certainly gifted you with the power of His pen. May you always use it for His glory!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 9/1/2008
Your Words are an angelic blessing within poetry. I can honestly say as I was reading "Be Still and Hear My Voice" I feel like no matter all the grief & traumatic events that have wounded & weighted down my heart, or the perils of life encounters that I somehow feel embraced because I still remained within the boundaries I was ment to be. I am carrying out my life as it was intended for me to experience, and that includes all the hard times & sorrow. And even after all that I have not crossed paths with destruction. I never carried hate, or revenge, or bitterness towards others who caused me harm-I still remained a loving heart-stuff like that. It's a feeling of still being loved when there was no-one to truely love me here on earth. Now that is a very nice feeling. This Is A Lovely Poem of Purity & Depth.
Much Love To You Always
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 8/2/2008
God is everywhere and available to all of us. He does guide us in every way we want to be led. He plans for us our days and nights. He leaves us with angelic like feelings all the time. So great a profession to your God. **********
Reviewed by Linda Hiles 6/22/2008
I love the poem. Not only does it depict a wonderful relationship between Father and son, but also a trust in our God that not many men would be willing to share. I found your insight and your peace beautiful! Many blessings with your relationship, listening to our God speak is the best thing we can do for ourselves.

Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/21/2008
Serenity is a beautiful award that you are sharing.

Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 5/30/2008
Just exactly what I needed to read this eve, getting ready to retire praying for sweet sleep.........a comforting poem reminding me to lay the paddles down, lean back and let God drift my canoe in the direction of his choosing, drifting by the blows of his wind, banking in his timing. Well Done! Deborah
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 3/15/2008
I found this so very soothing. Stillness, water, Angels, solitude, and a reassuring message from God. The words themselves conjure up such a peaceful unusual, atmospheric and spiritually uplifting piece. Love and best wishes, Diana.
Reviewed by Patricia Sanders 2/23/2008
Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/15/2008
I love the message of this poem... Be still and listen...Wonderful advice for all. And... He doesn't disappoint!
Reviewed by Lynda Nilus (Reader) 1/1/2008
A profound invitation to reflect on one's life and journey. Inspirational as well as spiritual. Recommended to read for calming and soothing of the soul. I will take this as a gift and thank you for your wisdom.

Lynda Nilus - Avid Reader
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed by Chris Wright 11/10/2007
Well you got me back for a second helping brother Orey. I don't know what it is about having peace that brings us joy. I come to the conclusion that the world is like a radio. So loud and blaring that we can't hear our own heartbeats. But when there peace we can hear our own music and God singing in us. Without a doubt in the world it is the greatest music we will ever hear in our life. But like you so humbly described we have to stop and listen. Again, I am blessed by your words and continue to follow God's voice in you because his light shines through your words.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/5/2007
Beautiful, unique poem!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 10/4/2007
This one had to come straight from the throne of grace. God is a gentle God who rewards us for our obedience. I have even been scolded. (that was a real wake up call) Thanks for sharing!!!
Reviewed by wendy ryals 9/9/2007
What a great reward for the spirit of the soul, armed with a writers listen as you write from the heart and not the head...the humbleness to hear the Creators voice in all that you clearly evident in Be Still and Hear My Voice....Thank You Sir for this wonderful blessing...
Reviewed by Michelle Starr 8/27/2007
Be Still and Hear My Voice is an expression of faith in ones Creator written with great beauty of language. It's message gives one the promise of living eternally in Heaven after fulfilling his/her purpose in life.

Enlightening, Compelling and Insightful are all words to describe this wonderfully written devotion in poetry. Richard Lee Orey is an author who is in touch with The Author and Finisher of his faith. It is my hope to see this type of poetry organized into one book of devotions for people to have as a nutrient that adds strength to their level of faith.

Review Written By;
Michelle D Starr
Author of
Inoculation Eternity
(An Epic Trilogy on Life Before Mankind and Beyond)
Reviewed by Sharon Jordan 8/24/2007
Dear Richard,

To be still, and to hear, is a great achievement. Loved your poem!

Reviewed by Pam Uher 8/24/2007
Beautiful poem, it touched my soul.
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 8/21/2007
If we could only listen to the voice in us we would discover the voice that guides us.
Reviewed by Frances Webb 8/20/2007
I am honored for such a great writer as you to like my poetry. You writing to me is wonderful! I can only hope to get half as good.
This poem touches my heart. God declaring to speak to us if we will just give Him our full attention and offers hope in Him always. To me it says if we will only listen, He can direct our paths to his fulness in Him. That is the true riches. Very well spoken. Thank you, it is very beautiful.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/20/2007
ah yes, to be focused and fearless- 'so mote it be'
well done richard.
peace and blessings,
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 8/16/2007
Very well done! Photograph's inspired, as well!!
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 7/26/2007
This is a great one. We need more of these. Very inspirational. And it is true; he comes to you when you are still. Surronding yourself with beauty is a good place for contemplation.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 7/23/2007
Serenity. Awesome. Liz
Reviewed by Jean Pike 7/23/2007
This is, indeed, a gem, Richard. There is something so peaceful about being surrounded by water. I think that lakes are one of God's greatest gifts to us, and you have captured your moments of serenity and communion with your Creator in such a tender yet powerful way. Much, much enjoyed!
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 7/10/2007
What a gem of a poem Richard. It is an honour to read it!
Reviewed by xxxxxxxxxx yyyyy (Reader) 7/7/2007
WOW. That is so powerful, yet incredibly calming. I'm not in the least bit religious, but can see the spiritualism in those words.

Reviewed by Aberjhani 7/7/2007
This gift from your soul is quite a reward in itself to anyone who reads these empowering words. The jewels of wisdom and compassion that spill from each line serve to deepen not only specific challenges in life but entire lifetimes of "keeping on keeping on." A masterful write from a blessed pen.

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 6/30/2007
So touchin and beautiful! Yore sweet, gentle nature shines with each well chosen word. HUGS! SC
Reviewed by ROXANNE ZEIGLER 6/25/2007
That is very moving and beautiful.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 6/24/2007
Richard, if I may call you that, you have no idea how much this means to me today of all days. Today, I did away with a morman baptism and was baptised as a believer in Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit, something I was led to do. I write this still tingling with the feeling of the Holy Spirit with me. It is beautiful in all ways.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 6/11/2007
Your poem expresses such harmony between you and your is a pleasure to read and to visualize.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/27/2007
very inspirational and uplifting
there is a joy here and it can be hear and felt all up in here
great share
lovely pic and boat
Reviewed by Debra Baker 5/26/2007
Richard Orey, a beautiful peom. Inspirational in every respect. You write from the heart and soul. Beautifully, I might say.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 5/21/2007
Hi Richard:

I thought I had commented on this poem, but obviously not. I have read it before - What a beautiful inspiring poem this is! Wonderful write indeed!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Spirit Warrior 5/18/2007
Very Beautiful indeed!!!


Don't you hear the Angels clapping

I sure do !

Great write God Bless -Spirit Warrior
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 5/15/2007
I enjoyed this piece Richard it is one so many of us can relate to

Reviewed by Bob Furlin 5/14/2007
"Be still and hear my voice, my son." Beautifully written and inspires one to seek the voice of God. God's voice truly leads one to Peace and Love.

God Bless
Bob Furlin
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/13/2007
When we hear the voice of God, we would do well to heed His words, for it is He who has written our book of life and He who directs our performance. The repeated lines makes this much like an ancient chant that called all to worship Him. This is, simply put, an excellent poem Richard. The cadence is like a drum that draws the reader deeper and deeper into the inspiration of the verse.
Take care,
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 5/10/2007
Very well done down to the nature of being still, and hearing God. I liked the line, the thought, of praying for the angel's reward, but doing his will instead--it cuts to the heart of what God wants from us, relationship...good thinking, good inspirational...Jerry
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 5/9/2007
Absolutely beautiful and inspirational piece of writing, Richard. "Be still and hear My voice..." means a lot to me, for it was what I had to do while I cared for parents in March. And yes, oh yes, His presence was with me and He did give me rest! We serve a magnificent Triune God, my friend. Thank you for sharing.

God Bless
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/9/2007
Words spoken to us directly are as fire and branded into the mind and soul. And they can come anywhere, anytime. And, notwithstanding their unction or message, are always imbued with the spirit of peace and confidence. They ALWAYS get out attention! :)) This is almost hymnal and also reminds me a little of the voice of the Spirit to the seven churches... A privilege to share, Richard, thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parsons 5/6/2007
Richard, thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring piece!
Reviewed by J M 5/5/2007
Beautiful worship midi added for this one. His Voice is always so l;oving and , softly spoken in the silence he is never speaking when we are surrounded by this worlds rushing matters. But in those moments when he knowd we will hear him and receive his love and moments of friendship. Beautiful work thank you for leading me here.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/5/2007
A compelling spiritual offering, Richard. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Linda Hill 5/5/2007
Thank you for leading me to this awesome work! Be Still and Hear My Voice is a poem that should be read by everyone. It's message is loud and clear. God speaks to us in many way's, my friend. We only have to BE STILL and listen. So many times we are to busy to stop and listen. You are very talented. Keep up the wonderful work!

Many, many blessings,
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 5/5/2007
Thanks for the invite beautiful write. I belive when were still we hear the answers from with in. As the saying goes Be Still and know that I am God.

Thanks Hugs Angela
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/4/2007
So mote it be :-) Best invitation I have had in quite some time :-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/4/2007

Peace, peace, wonderful peace
came down from Heaven above ...

This song of serenity came to me whilst reading your beautiful, inspiring lines; I needed this today, as a gentle reminder. He, Who builds the storms, can take them down; I've seen His hand squash storms flat. All that remained of tornadic clouds was the cloud itself: no rotation, no lightning, no precipitation, just perfect stillness and peace. Thank you. Saving this to reflect on time and again, especially when storms rock my world.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 5/4/2007
i told a baptist preacher once i had talked to god...he told me that was not possible, so i told time i talk to god i'll tell him what you said...:)

be good to your angel...
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 5/4/2007
Good write. lady J
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/4/2007
Exceptional, Richard.
Thanks for flagging me.

Reviewed by Art Sun 5/4/2007
An exceptional expression through poem, Richard. Your thoughts complimented by the music is an inspiration and very spiritual thought....

very moving.....Art Sun...
Reviewed by Patricia Behnke 5/2/2007
Richard, Thank you for pointing me to this poem. It is beautifully written and I am especially heartened to hear your story about your aunt and your compulsion to visit her. The more I experience, the more convinced I am that we must follow our inner pullings, voices and desires or we go against the order of the universe. I am currently following voice in all I do and have never been happier. Again thank you for bringing me here.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/29/2007
I felt peace wash over me HERE!
Thank you Richard!
I think I read you awhile back, I'll try and stop by more often!
This poem and seeing your Micky2, is pretty unique and uplifting!
VEry well needed!

STay POsitive!

Warmly, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 4/29/2007
My spirit rose and took flight. Yes, knowing too well the words of which you speak/write. "Be Still and Hear My Voice" often ones inquire of another's presence when the Lord truly does whisper these words to me.

Thank you for the invitation of this reading quite beautiful and it has made a joyful reading!
Blessings to you Richard,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 4/28/2007
Ok...You didn't even have to scold me...and besises HE brushes my teeth every morning, noon, and night...but then, He allows me to even eat sweets, in between... if I want...but boy, He supplies the Extra- Strength Listerine when I get out on a limb!

Putting me in my place...again!Richard~
Bless you and your thoughts here...silence is healing...especially if we listen!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/26/2007
I am in Awe....this is heavenly beautiful!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/26/2007
"Be Still and Hear My Voice" is beautiful. You indicate that God's voice comes to you while sitting on a peaceful lake where you are surrounded by the tranquillity that invites God's wonder. Each movement you make in moving your canoe across the placid lake is coupled with God's promise of a wonderful blessing--if you listen.

Richard, this is superbly written and a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/26/2007

Unique and very inspirational... "Be Still and Hear My Voice" has paid its poetic dues to Helicon.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by vicki orey (Reader) 4/25/2007
Hi Dad,

That poem stopped me in my tracks........I could actually feel the Divine Heavenly Presence whispering through your brought a tear to my eye and warmed my heart and soul........Love you! Vicki
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/25/2007
Wonderful in the listening, hearing and submitting to God's voice. You have somehow been able to express a deeply felt, personal time with God in a way that we are able to understand and share in the wonder of it.
I needed a special poem to read tonight. This is it.

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 4/25/2007
What an inspiratinal write my friend! A wonderful display of faith, and the spirit of the Lord! Enjoyed this very much!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 4/25/2007

How magnificent thy faith! How marvelous thy work!

Holy Spirit in me, stirred deeply...and said, "The LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be still before Him!"

Love&Blessings, Rhonda
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 4/25/2007
What a beautiful picture of Gods Holy spirit.Great Poem
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/25/2007
Richard, such beautifully uplifting words! Your spirit touched mine with this gem. I especially liked the repetition of the last 4 lines. I love the pic too, great way to spend the morning;-)! Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed by Barbara Smith 4/25/2007
Richard, this is such an inspirational writing, it lifted me up to view the sunshine God sent us today and to feel His Almighty Arms encircle me giving me a newness in this hour. The voice in this is sincere and filled with peace. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 4/25/2007
I enjoy my quiet times. We can truly hear his voice, if only we will listen. He is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Thanks for sharing this with us,
Reviewed by Approximately Naive 4/25/2007
'Be still and know that I am God' is an injunction that many of us in our flawed humanness struggle to surrender to.
Yet Paul tells us that our labour in the Lord is not in vain for indeed we have a resurrection body to look forward to.
Until then we labour in our faith intellectually, emotionally, physically and of course spiritually.

Be still and hear My voice is a timely exhortation.

Reviewed by George Carroll 4/25/2007
As peaceful a message of salvation as one could make. If today you hear my voice harden not your hearts.
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