When Our Children Stray…
You want to protect them to keep them inside
An insulated bubble, encasement of the mind.
The world is the habitat of beasts of every kind.
Lust, and drugs, murder, hate, disease and suicide,
Lurk beyond the painted walls of every parent’s home
And monsters of deception, the streets and alley’s roam
Oh God of Might and Miracles, how do we let them go?
Children wandering in the night, unaware of so
Many sorrows that await, so many traps to spring
Upon their unsuspecting minds and rob them of
Oh let them soar above the din of mortal vice and sin,
Oh take them higher on Your wings than they have
Oh God of love and faithfulness, be ever at their side,
Speak into the hallowed heart that is forever thine.
Oh Master of the Universe, Oh mender of the paths
Bring back the lost and heal their hurts, spare them of the
Of Enemies of ancient lore, of dragon fire unleashed
Hold them close in your Great Heart their innocence
And if they stray into the den of liars, and of thieves
Wrap yourself around their soul and give them eyes
The predators that lurk beyond the veil of unbelief
Return , oh children, to the One who offers sweet relief.
He’ll bind your wounds and cleanse your heart and take
You to his rest
He’ll vanquish all your enemies and dress you in His best
Robe of white—and place his ring upon your trembling hand
Though we may sob and grieve your loss, He’ll bring you
Tested ,tried and purified, humbled by your pain,
He’ll lift you high on wings of Love and turn your loss to gain.
He’ll send you out, your broken heart a prize secured by Grace,
That brothers stumbling in the dark may learn to seek His face.