I heard a wayward cry today
From someone not too far away,
A cry of loneliness and despair,
A person bound with so many cares.
Sometimes our laughter, smiles and such,
Can hide the pain that's way too much
For us to bear alone, you see
And that is why we have need of Thee.
Lord help me to relay and share,
My love for one who feels so uncared,
Allow me to put my own needs aside
And let me show where they can hide.
Life comes at us way too fast
And precious moments do not always last,
There's only One in whom we hope,
Will ease the hurts, the pains, the mopes,
For longings each one of us feel from time to time
And cover up with one huge mime,
Longings for peace and comfort and quiet
To be understood and to be enlightened
Let us all come together and lift each other up
On days when we just can't cope.
For you are the Father of all who will see
That there's no way to be truly joyful without Thee.
But you must let me know
What kind of special prayers you need to grow,
Past all the weeds and thistles there,
That seem to crowd around despair
With each verse that's read or song that's sung,
Another weed will be undone!
And soon the Son we'll feel again
His warmth and strength we will regain
As we place our all with the great I AM!
He'll put His arms around you dear
And hold you to his breast so near
He'll show you again the reason why
He came upon this earth to die.