alreadyknown

Already Known

You already knew me

When I was alone

Pursuing agendas

And plans of my own

That you could see through me

I tried not to know

It made me go cold to the bone

And when you came to me

I tried to resist

Your love was reproving

My heart was a fist

But what you were doing

Was bigger than this

I had no more heart to resist

You captured my city

Enraptured my mind

You breached my defenses

I let you be mine

And you let me be

To become your design

Reflecting in flesh the divine

When I feel unable

To find my way home

You say, "Child,

Lift your eyes to my throne.

All of myself

I bestow on my own

So never forget

You are never alone

No, never forget

You are never alone

In me, all is already known."

You already knew

What you called me to do

When I was lost and alone

And when I first opened

My eyes to your throne

You said, "Child,

You are already known."

When I feel unable

To find my way home

You say, "Child,

Lift your eyes to my throne.

All of myself

I bestow on my own

So never forget

You are never alone

No, never forget

You are never alone

In me, all is already known."

I was already known

When I came to know you

When I was lost and alone

When someday I see you

Alive on your throne

You'll say "Child,

You are finally home."

[O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

You know my sitting down and my rising up;

You understand my thought afar off. Psalm 139:1-2]

Vic Lortz, 10/2006

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