13 May 2012

Softly Down

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Softly Down

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I wrote this song for Sherri in 1992 in the midst of a serious family problem

Lay your head softly down
Let His peace surround you like a healing crown
Wipe your eyes gently dry
In His arms He’ll hold you when you cry
Though it seems as if
All you need quickly slips out of touch
All your dreams have faded too much

Give your heart though it breaks
Bear your soul again like a wound that aches
Know the sorrow, feel the pain
Share the joy of heave you cannot explain
Don’t believe it that
All you love has wasted away
All you gave has died with the day

How many times you’ve told yourself
it really isn’t worth it to go on
But somehow life just keeps on racing by
and leaves you standing on your own

Lift your voice don’t be afraid
He has not forgotten, all His plans are made
Drink the wine that’s bittersweet
There is true communion down before His feet
Don’t forget He will
Be your hope when all else is gone
Turn the sorrow into a new song

Written by Jim Minker, February 2, 1992

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Thanks Jim for letting others in to hear this. Love, Adam

:) HUGS HUGS!  :) truly, that was some of the HARDEST time EVER in our lives together, wasn’t it? family sufferings … truly rough!  :( my favoritest lines of all in this song are: “Don’t believe it that All you love has wasted away All you gave has died with the day” (ya know, sometimes it can still feel that way, can’t it? sighhhh ….)  :( “Don’t forget He will Be your hope when all else is gone Turn the sorrow into a new song”  :) yes, the ‘all else’ … HE is our HOPE in the midst of and despite all the ‘all elses’, isn’t HE. phew! thank GOD for THAT.  :) Love love love! :)

So much power in that song. Thanks Jim.

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