Dear Lord, You know the road is rocky,
with many stones along the way;
sometimes my footsteps get so weary
it's hard to walk another day.

And, Lord, You know I get so lonely;
I feel like all my friends are gone.
My children now are grown and married;
there's no one left but me at home.

The years, it seems, have crept upon me;
vitality is on the wane.
My body now is old and hurting;
I need a pill to ease the pain.

And sometimes, Lord, I feel so helpless;
depression seems to settle in.
I contemplate about the future
and dream about where I have been.

But, Lord, it's when I'm most despondent,
and when I'm feeling more than blue,
a voice inside me seems to whisper
that I should reach, my God, for You.

Your gentle peace then comes to cloak me
and somehow eases all my fears.
I feel Your certain, holy presence
and shed grateful, cleansing, happy tears.

Copyright 2008 Ruth Gillis

This page is best viewed in Internet Explorer browser with a large screen monitor.
Other browser users will not be able to hear the music.

For info on page design/graphics, and for Email,
go to my Index page.

All poetry written by Ruth Gillis is copyrighted and may not be used in any way
without written permission from the author herself,
whether it is found on this site or any other.
If you would like to use my poetry for any purpose,
please email me and request permission.