Please, turn the music down
And keep your voices low;
There’s a new song I’m hearing now
In a voice that’s soft and clear:
It’s the One who’s always been with me . . .
He’s walking closer now.
I’ve lost all things I’ve ever owned:
I cannot bring Him gifts
Or sing His praises now.
I have no strength to do great deeds:
I stand before Him . . . empty.
What does a Savior, such as mine,
Need of earthly things?
The whole wide universe is His.
Or what great deeds
Or songs from me
Compare to those the angels sing?
So, like a child,
I lift my emptiness
And bring Him only praise.
I lift my soul, and wait
For Him to cradle me
In His eternal, loving arms.
Shhhh . . . hush your voices;
Keep the music down.
The One who’s always been with me
Is walking closer now.
(For Jan, with the beautiful singing voice, who died of ALS at an early age.)