As Long as You’re There

by Andy Wood on September 1, 2012

in Life Currency, Love

The one lasting promise that rewrote the rules,
Reinvented the contract, and changed my horizons
Was made with the faithfulness, love, and great power
That rolled back that tombstone and conquered the grave.
You said You’d be with me – that You’d never leave me,
Regardless of how well I held onto You.
Still Your “always” and “never” bring peace and contentment
And courage to love and declare You are true.

As long as You’re there, there’s an intimate boldness –
To fearlessly show you what’s real in my heart.
And as long as You’re there, there’s a sweet, gentle urgency,
Never again to waste chances apart.
As long as You’re there I don’t need dead-heart substitutes –
Who could I add to the life that we share?
With the love that You lavish, all else could just vanish
And nothing else matters as long as You’re there.

The one lasting sacrifice I have to give is
The fruit of my lips giving thanks to Your name.
To declare Your worth, even when my heart is breaking
And trust that You hear me and hold my heart still.
Now because You reached out in love, I can reach up in praise –
Daring to offer my all back to You
As a holy, acceptable, living expression
Of love – holding nothing back – faithful and true.

As long as You’re there, there’s an intimate boldness –
To fearlessly show you what’s real in my heart.
And as long as You’re there, there’s a sweet, gentle urgency,
Never again to waste chances apart.
As long as You’re there I don’t need dead-heart substitutes –
Who could I add to the life that we share?
With the love that You lavish, all else could just vanish
And nothing else matters as long as You’re there.

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Martha Orlando September 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Knowing He is there, always, is everything . . . Beautiful poem, Andy! Sharing to Facebook. 🙂
Blessings!
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