Will you now listen to these words?
Today I woke into a foreign world
The strength to rise I barely owned within
Yet rise I knew I must to start again...
The sun had not yet risen in the sky
and darkness reigned as I prepared for day
Amidst the fog and gentle dew I knelt
to ask my Lord and King to come with me.
Thus so as all adventures must begin
Renewed I rose and curious behold
the future how this tale would unfold
To work! alas how quickly tired I
and begged for zeal to focus as I longed
To learn! Oh Concentration leave me not!
I need thee by my side to read this foe
and turn it into friend that I would know!
My Lord, I cried, dear savior hold me now
this burden is too much for me to bear
Alas, king, when did loneliness walk in?
or when did I meet worry, fear, and sin?
Forgive me, Lord, and let me feel your love...
That's when He sent a gift down from above:
My child, He whispered, come receive my peace
I have before prepared for all your need.
And here, dear friend, is where you entered in
A gift of God -- you came to me again
The smile you gave to me today I kept
And your embrace I filed in my heart
I love you were your words upon my soul
My longing emptiness again made full
My friend please know how much I thank you for
Your willingness to love, to serve the Lord.