O child, I watch you day by day
Struggling to revive
Your weary body and exhausted mind
Striving to survive.
How I long to hold you tight
Close by my heart to stay
Yet every time I reach for you
Your eyes are turned away.
I hear your cry for guidance true
You crave for my soft touch
Yet why should I point out the way
When you don’t obey me much.
You spend no time within my Word
It holds the key for Life
How can you hear my words at all
When your mind is full of strife.
You think you’ve offered up to Me
Your life and all your deeds
Yet is it not for other’s sakes
It’s them you strive to please.
I do not long for sacrifices
But obedience to my words
Your lips just don’t reflect your heart
No time for Me occurs.
I want your heart, O child of mine
Your eyes to look on Me
Make Me your God, your treasured prize
Sit at my feet and see.
Put Me above all other gods
That rob Me of your love
I want your heart, your inner core
I’m pleading from above.