For my dear friend

through the storm
through the storm

in the sweet by and by
HE will love you
through the night
In the sweet by and by
HE will love you
wrong or right
In HIS arms HE
will hold you
HE will shelter you
from the storm
in the Sweet by and by
you have GOD’S love
to keep you warm

his love
his love

begin with the silence
and still every bone
for you know in
your opening
HE will still call you home
He will welcome you
love you
you’ve been forgiven
from first breath
nothing say
is wrong
or is bad
in the sweet
by and by
break
every chain
release
all unto HIM
feel HIS
warmth
echo your name
know
that HE loves you
just as you are

scarred and barnacled
scarred and barnacled

in the sweet by and by
let your faith
dry
your teardrops
don’t be
afraid to cry
for HE is
listening
to you quietly
in every space
which you hide
cradling you
in
the
sweet
by and by
every moment
you’re
at rest
breathing steady
taking in
calming peace

at peace
at peace

HIS
energy is
cracking
the scars
you
have held
release them now
unto HIM
in this silence
and let HIM
hold you tight
in the sweet
by and by…
here on earth
i have
got your back
to listen, guide, hug

and yes giggle

together

we’ve got this

soon
balance will be yours
as you
learn to live
in HIS
sweet by and by

sweet by and by
sweet by and by