We have the hard hurt down Knocking us roughly around But we keep reaching higher Trusting God to lift us out, Because Jesus is stronger Than every personal storm, He has been fighting longer Than we have ever known. Our Lord, what he has begun, He will never desert He fights against our hurt, Tears may often fall But Christ hears every call He will be with us, exceeding Each need throughout eternity. Our struggles shall not be lost Jesus paid our debt upon His Cross He counted our lives Worth sacrifice at any cost, We can stand with Him When our lives are most grim; Our Savior will come again He will gather us all in He promised a home with Him. Come now, each who has trouble Jesus will gladly meet our needs When we place our trust in Him.
There is no secret No perfect way to handle All the things life gives – It is only now, living Through each moment, we are, have. Alarm bells clanging, Favorite songs playing, blare, Everything is there To keep us wanting, needing – Engaged in doing, being. We are the present Happening over, in time, Carrying talent Gifts to share fairly and kind Leaving no regrets behind. Love is our reason Even when we cannot rhyme In all the doing Filling each second of life – Understanding the plot line.
This novel… We’ve been writing Over these many years, It seems maybe more like A collection Of disparate stories, Playing a soundtrack Yours and mine – The music, Not the voice, We just hit a groove Wicked and smooth, Winning – Ah, loose like tigers Jungle bait, Antelopes far-fetched, Can you make The lesson Stick like darts On the dress, never Worn, given out With drinks Not ours to consume. Still, I know, Some assume, Illusions dispelled Yet and soon, Together forever In miles set apart Known, each And ever By heart.