From The Cross

from by James Delsono

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I'm looking down, with almost a wry smile,
At those that hate and hated for a while
The words I speak, for they themselves are liars ...
I look again; and then I look back higher.

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How do you want me to love, Lord?
How can I possibly keep my word?
How can I love those that hate me
And would torture me eternally?

Why have you abandoned me, Lord?
How can I possibly keep my bond?
How can I love those that hurt me
And do so quite intentionally?

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My faith doth shake ... for today it's my turn
To be abused, as I have been since born;
The question is: how much a man can take
When all around him, everything is fake.

I gave up my life to help this everchanging world;
Despite it all, I never said a word;
I gave You, Lord, everything I'd afford
And preached of love, and never of the sword.

And look at me - this is now what I get
For having fought the good fight to the end,
For having loved, though never loved back been ...
And not thrown stones, for none is without sin.

And now I'm down, and, lo, you are not here
To see my plight, to heal my deepest fears;
Am I alone? has this illusion been?
Has all my faith been nothing but a dream?

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How do you want me to love, Lord?
How can I possibly keep my word?
How can I love those that hate me
And would torture me eternally?

Why have you abandoned me, Lord?
How can I possibly keep my bond?
How can I love those that hurt me
And do so quite intentionally?

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from Prayer, released April 21, 2019

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