How can you feel lonely for someone you’ve never met?
How can it feel dark before the sun has even set?
How can I fill a chasm the size of Grand Canyon?
Why do I feel as if I’ve been abandoned?
Tears do not soothe me, my heart still bleeds,
Days grow longer, taller grow the weeds,
If only I could change this, somehow with my deeds.
Why not now, my aching heart pleads.
Life goes on, rivers still flow,
Rain still falls, winds still blow.
Here I am curled in a tight little ball,
Waiting for snow, that will never fall.
Somewhere out there, do you hear my call?
Do you see me hurting, do you know my heart?
Have I failed somehow to do my part?
Is there a lesson to learn, where do I start?
Deep inside, I know you care,
You know me well, have counted my hairs.
But sometimes God, you seem so far,
Like a fading light, from a distant star.
And then through my tears,
I feel your presence,
Calming my fears,
Filling my essence,
The pain is there, it won’t disappear,
But I’m not alone, this much is clear.
For somehow I sense that through it all,
Even when it felt that I surely must fall,
You were there all along, holding tight to my hand,
Giving me the strength, once again to stand.