January 1985

 

here I am

a man

proud

life

resting in my hands

yesterdays

like a crown of jewels

resting on my brow

tomorrows untold joys

hopes that light my eyes

every thing I touch

brings me such joy

every move I make

God has blessed

every friend I have

a treasure beyond price

 

great Lord

you’ve placed me here

to do your will

            and I will

            (I pray)

and like a child

I look to eternity

with joy

but Lord

great as that will be

a lifetime

an eternity

with you

still I live below

where joys are great

as well

 

I see perfection here, Lord

in love

in music

in people

if this is but the prologue

the book must be...

            ...awesome

to say the least

but Lord

mustn’t the prologue be read

to fullest extent

is it against your will

for me to wish

to stay

below

a time

 

there is so much yet

for me to do

so very much yet

for me to see

dear Lord

I want to serve you

in every way I can

and live my life

for you

that’s what I’m here for

for you

 

but still

you’ve made your child a man

a man

who loves

who laughs

who cries

a man who loves to live

the life you gave

for all its little joys

birdsong

and sunshine

and...

...so much more

please

let me taste it more

before I cross the threshold

to you

 

please, oh God

let me live,

while I live,

to praise you

to serve you

to love you

 

and to accept your will

for me

in the life I live