Listening to every heart
Softly, gently, in my mind, I whisper thus Your Name
and ask that You look at me, for I am not the same,
for You have entered my own heart, wrapped a golden chain
from which You tug my conscience, no, I am not the same.
You have been so wonderful, You ask me to believe
You cause me to see the light, You ask that I not grieve;
Youíve given me all treasures, You say You will not leave,
You ask so very little, You only ask that I believe.
You allow me to be human, and forgive my vast mistakes,
You lift me up so gently, You will not let me break;
and when You give me burden, You then raise me up;
Youíve given me Your Sonís soul, to drink from this, Your cup.
In my younger, youthful days, I sorely let You down,
it was fine for others, that Your Son had born the crown
and when I was in dark despair, I didnít call Your name,
for I would not have You look at me, I was not the same.
But You took Your own good time, with such sweet, loving grace
For me to see Your heavenly soul, for me to see Your face;
to feel Your love uncommon, to me Your gifts youíve shown
and now I am so humbled, for in Your Love Iíve grown.
Today I ask for guiding light, in wisdom I would walk
Today I pray for others, ask that You even guide my talk;
Today I give my heart and soul, to You and many others,
and ask for love from my arms, to wrap Ďround my sisters and brothers.
6 June 2000
~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~