Now I have lived so many years
Years filled with hope and thick with tears
Times when I thought that I was done
And others that were full of fun.
I’ve known the wars and tragedy
And lost those who were dear to me
I left my heart on foreign shore
For those that I shall see no more.
Sometimes I’ve wondered how I could
Because my heart’s not made of wood
My thanks to God, I’ve come this far
I’m battle weary but unscarred.
I sense that I’ve withstood the test
And hope I’ve given all my best
The end for sure draws ever near
I face my God but not with fear !