Take Me Back

When Darkness closes in around me,
And I feel the separation like a sword
My lonely heart cries out to God,
And I find strength and comfort in his word.

I find peace in the midst of turmoil,
Joy in my times of fear,
Strength when I’m weak and tired,
I am still and God is here.

His life shines warm and simple,
Reflected in the pages that I turn.
My Lord has never left me.
All this time it’s me who has been gone.

Take me back, O Lord.
Take me back to where,
I feel your peace and comfort,
I feel your hand on me.

Take me back, O Lord.
Forgive me for the ugly things I’ve done.
Melt this heart of stone I’ve cultivated.
Hold me in your loving arms once more.

Nel Babitzke