1st March 2012

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Catalyst

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Soul alone, to walk with God

'Tis not a simple thing

With the sorrow and the pain

The relationship can bring

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There is a vale, shadowed by grief

Where He must be thy Guide

And darkest is the night that comes

With no-one at thy side

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To wander in that field of woe

As tho' devoid of light

'Tis more than any test of will

Or any test of might

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When spirits whisper in thy ears

And evil be their cries

When thou must run and shield thy heart

From all the Devil's lies

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When thy wounded, broken soul

Is beaten to thy knees

And it seems there is no God

To answer to thy pleas

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At the final midnight hour

When everything seems lost

When you've ceased to feel the pain

And ceased to feel the cost

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When numbed by every loss of self

And muted by your pain

The light will come, the dawn will break

And joy will come again

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For the never-ceasing tears

Will clarify thy sight

At last the bitter lesson learned

Within thy dead of night

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A Truth, more radiant than the sun

To lighten then thy way

In terror then the darkness flees

Before the coming day

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A Hope, more sure than solid ground

And real beneath thy feet

And thy soul, though battered, torn

Is suddenly complete

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And then, at last, will you declare

I never knew my Friend

Or the simple joy and strength

That He alone can send

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He had a reason for my pain

And all the sacrifice

There was treasure in the bitter cup

Irredeemable by price

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He took it all away from me

That He might make it new

He took the substitute and lie

And gave me something True

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More than any cost I bore

Has He become to me

For He took my bonded soul

And gave it liberty