Sunrise of Your Smile
My dearest children, I have been holding on to a song in my heart for almost two decades. These beautifully written lyrics have been waiting for you.
From Michael Card’s “Sunrise of your smile”:
Reject the worldly lie that says,
That life lies always up ahead,
Let power go before control
becomes a crust around your soul,
Escape the hunger to possess,
And soul-diminishing success,
This world is full of narrow lives,
I pray by grace your smile survives.
For I would wander weary miles,
Would welcome ridicule, my child,
To simply see the sunrise of your smile,
To see the light behind your eyes,
The happy thought that makes you fly,
Yes, I would wander weary miles,
If I could see the sunrise of your smile.
Now close your eyes so you can see,
Your own unfinished memories,
Now open them, for time is brief,
And you’ll be blest beyond belief,
Now glance above you at the sky,
There’s beauty there to blind the eye,
I ask all this then wait awhile,
To see the dawning of your smile.