-Emily Elizabeth-

Emily Elizabeth-
Beaten by her foster mother,
The fourth one;
Raped by her ex
She drank to remember
She drank to forget

She tried to kill herself
Because she felt too much
I wanted to die
Because I didn't feel enough

But now I feel grateful
I see I've been blessed
And I pray every night for
Emily Elizabeth
Oh God, save her gentle soul
Oh God, carry her home
Oh God, You hear it every day
You know what I will say
Please God, save Emily

Stayed up till four a.m.
To make sure she was
Still alive
Never really got to sleep
Haven't since that night
Fear cuts too deep

Still I wish for miracles,
For her every next breath
And I pray every night for
Emily Elizabeth

Oh God, save her gentle soul
Oh God, carry her home
Oh God, You hear it every day
You know what I will say
Please God, save Emily

I've never known
A broken home
Or a life so decayed
You've forgotten your name
The burn of a knife
The sting of a fire
I've never been
Much of a fighter
I didn't have to be
But she's put her life on the line
Just to survive

Oh take all my blessings,
Take my next breath,
Take every thing I have for
Emily Elizabeth

Oh God, save her wounded soul
Oh God, she's fallen,
Carry her home, where it really is,
Make her whole
Oh God, I've begged You again and again
Kneeling beside the hospital bed
Every day, inside my head
I carry her pain
But I'll never know
You know what I will say
God, please
Please save Emily
For this I pray
For this I pray