Alas, dear one, the day has come
From burdens, your heart is free.
In the distance – not so far your eyes see,
A magnificent sight, the tree of Calvary.
A tree, so plain and ordinary,
Yet appearances are not all they seem.
Look closely with your heart, dear one.
From it God’s living waters stream.
Its beauty and sweet fragrance
Brings you, sweet child, to your knees.
In praise and adoration to Him,
His death your sin appeased.
Your burdens so lovingly He carries,
His joy and love for you runs deep.
May Jesus be your one true pleasure,
May He be your shepherd – and you His sheep.
And so, dear one as this day closes,
Your burdens at the cross you rest.
Sleep well, sweet dreams, He’s with you
Each precious day, our God knows best.
Debra Scowden © 11/2015
”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13