I remember when our eyes first met
That precious time I shall not forget
Angelic melodies eased my pain
Secure within Your hands again.
Together we explored the heavens
You taught me to embrace life’s lessons
Yet I chose to walk away
No more did I long to pray.
My youthful faith was dead and gone
Straying from where it once belonged
False distractions became my trust
Surrounding me with rancid lust.
Hope waned dim
The world turned grim
All love had died…
My garments were soiled and tattered
As I behaved like nothing mattered
Aimlessly lost as if in waiting
Gone was all anticipating.
Empty of youth’s former grace
Or sanctuary of Divine embrace
Slumber prevailed within the Light
Hypnotic lies of what wasn’t right.
Sorrow began to wash my face
Stained and fallen in disgrace
Then in the distance I heard a sound
Tilling acres of hard, dry ground…
The Spirit-Wind of shofar blowing
Pierced my heart of deaf unknowing
Arise and listen! The Groom is near!
Drawing closer, His voice was clear:
“Come to Me, Beloved Bride!
For no more are you to hide.
I have been awaiting your return
All the while, you had to learn
How flawless was My love for you
Remaining patient, wise and true.”
Then, cellesteral dancers appeared!
A wedding party sang and cheered!
Joyous melodies filled the air
As rhythmic chants echoed everywhere!
Mighty shouts of exaltation!
Thunderous roars of proclamation!
And in the distance, covered with gold
Was a Holy Hoopah to behold.
Transformed into garments of white
I was beckoned to this majestic sight
With a jeweled crown upon my head
To the path of Zion I was led.
And as the ground began to quake
My Groom was standing at the gate!
Inviting all to gather near
A righteous holy new frontier!