I’ve laid down in great sorrow,
I’ve cried myself to sleep.
I’ve wanted to give up on tomorrow.
I’ve felt pains unimaginably deep.
I’ve made beds uncomfortable to lay in,
I’ve drunk cups bitter and cups sweet.
I’ve lost my way and hidden in my sin,
I’ve gone places no one should ever place their feet.
I’ve been offended and others I have offended,
I’ve apologized and I’ve had too much pride.
I’ve had emotions I’ve pretended,
I’ve shown the real ones my true side.
I’ve been devoted to those who didn’t return to me,
I’ve held my ground and fought the faith fight.
I’ve walked away from places where I could no longer see,
I’ve stood in the shadows as well as in the light.
Through every season, I’ve prayed for the Father to be my guide,
I’ve wrestled with my truths, gave in to growth, and didn’t hide.
He has breathed life into dead places,
He has broken even chain.
He has shown me men’s real faces,
He has strengthened me again.
He has renewed my faith and increased my love,
He has protected me from my enemies.
He’s given grace for the journey and His angels charge from above,
My heart is glad and grateful for He has set my spirit Free.
Singing, Glory Hallelujah! I am free. Free indeed!