Beautiful Christ, my Savior and Lord,
I hear your voice in the crisp fall air,
Calling softly, “Come and follow,
I have sought you with love and care.
I bore the world’s sin and sorrow –
I walked a path no one else could trod,
that you might have life to the full,
and spend it in the love and peace of God.
Though you turned away from me,
and quickly followed your own ways,
I’ve been always by your side –
I’ve walked with you all your days.
I ask you now to turn and see,
My pierced hand outstretched to you,
Take it and trust that I’m still here,
Forgiving, patient, steadfast, and true.”
© 2010. Annabelle Peake. All rights reserved.