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September 4, 1999
Never a Cry
it is so very difficult to write these words
to a friend who’ll never read them
with songs of glory wondrous in my ear
to write such words of sadness
as though glory had nothing to do with pain
and the ending of a life scarce begun
forgetting that He came for such as you
as well as the one you lost, unknown
with never a cry but to the Lord
who also waits for yours
Several of us were singing & enjoying each other’s
company in the “Leader’s Cottage” earlier today.
Found out later that one of the people there that
afternoon had had an abortion earlier that year.
The death of an innocent child is hard to reconcile
so soon after we were all singing hymns together.
The mercy of our almighty God is hard to reconcile
with the reality that we are, at our best, sinners.
Yet despair and mercy are not strangers
and where they meet God has glory.
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