Hold Me Close

God (Inspired by)

This fear consumes me
but then I feel you near me
and even as I tremble
you soothe my nerves
with a whisper and a hug.

I’m so worried that my sins
are beyond Your reach;
that you’ve run out
of forgiveness.

Can you look past my lies
and the times I’ve hidden
from the beauty of Your face?

I stare in mirrors instead
preoccupied with the cracks
when You came to wipe clean
the reflected image.

Can you pardon me
my wandering lips when
I kiss Your tear-stained cheek?

Because I love You
just as you showed me to love
even when I dwell on
the temporary pleasures
of this world.

So hold me close.
Don’t ever let me go.
Because I can’t live without You.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: “Times” by Tenth Avenue North

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