Against the Tide I

My God–the world has changed
Old norms are past

My God–the world has changed
Old norms are past
It’s values and high principles
Have fallen fast
Technology and modern thought
New doctrine
Religion that decries
Thy word as nought

At school they mock
My love for Thee
The narrow way
They will not see
I seem so much alone
To stand ‘against the tide’
Between my fellows, friends
The gap grows wide
I long to bring them
Back to Thee
But they are blind
They will not see

My child, I see thee
Struggling there
I know thy tears
I watch with care
Abide with Me
My word devour
Lean hard on Me
Receive My power

If thou but stand
And do not sway
Thy friends will bless thee
Judgment day
Though broken cisterns
They through you
Will find their God
If you stand true.

~ Jenny Daniel