Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hidden Crosses

Sometimes it seems we’re at a loss
As we view a loved ones cross
As they stagger ‘neath their load
And their teardrops pave the road
Sometimes it seems we just don’t know
What to say as on they go
Our eyes overflow with tears
As we see the cross they bear

So we lift them up in prayer
Raise our plea to Heaven’s ear
Cry aloud on their behalf
While others sing and dance and laugh
Our hearts break and our hearts bleed
As we lift to God their need
Trusting Him to fill their loss
As they struggle neath their cross

But Lord today I lift to Thee
Those crosses that our eyes can’t see
Death, disease, material losses
These are life’s visible crosses
You know all the loads we bear
Inner crosses hidden here
For there is nothing hid from You
You alone will see us through

Hidden crosses Lord I pray
For those who carry them today
Burdens for a loved one lost
Lord, oh what a heavy cross
Aspirations hopes and dreams
Washed away in ruthless streams
Crosses borne so deep within
Reaping bitter seeds of sin

Lord, Your mercy and Your love
Eternally will be enough
If we cast our cares on you
You are there to see us through
Some crosses, Lord we plainly see
Some our known by only Thee
As we strain we’re not alone
For every cross by You is known

All Rights Reserved Aug. 2009
Janet Martin

Come unto Me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matt.11:28

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