The stars seem a little dim
While I sit right here and ponder
Happiness feels so far from the rim
Why is that, though, I wonder?
The stars are up there for sure
Just a minute ago I could reach up
and touch them
Such a bright and twinkly allure
Each one, so small, a gem…
They’re so strange-looking, now
Once upon a time, I was so happy
I thought my utter joy would always grow
But today I frankly feel crappy –
God, are You there, right there?
God, You feel a bit distant…
You seem fantastic, You seem rare
Seem all crisp and clean and
Just not there…?
Help me, hold me, Dad
I know that You’re not far away
It’s just that I feel so sad –
I don’t want to fall astray.
As I say this, God, I know
I want to fall, again, for You
Without You, there’s no place to go
You love me, God, and I love You, too.
Just loving You isn’t enough
My hands are dirty, Yours shouldn’t be
Yet here they are, muddy and rough
From my sin – now Jesus’ hands
are covered in blood for me.
Humble me, God;
There’s nothing I know
On You I endlessly trod
Lord, there’s nowhere else I want to go!
I’ll love You forever
I look at You and cry
To You I want to be tethered –
And, Daddy? – for You I will try.