Monday, January 9, 2017

I Love You, God

Poetry 2 

I do not speak about this publicly very often but I went through a lengthy period of depression as a young person. In retrospect it was actually good for me for a number of different reasons. One of those reasons is that it developed in me an appreciation for poetry. Out of that appreciation grew a desire to write some of my own. From time to time in this blog I will bring you one or two of those. Today is one of those times. 


I Love You, God


I love You, God
There is no one that can compare
In faithfulness, You're always there
I love You, God

I love You, God
I know I always can depend
For strength, on You, my Loving Friend
I love You, God

I love You, God
Your wisdom shows me what to do
In guiding people 'round me to
Love You, God


I love You, God
For power that You always give
That I might help a few to live
And love You, God

I love You, God
For goodness that You pour on me
In such measureless quantity
I love You, God

I love You, God
For giving me a broken heart
And of what's tears, no tiny part
I love You, God

I love You, God
These pitiful four words cannot
Express just how I feel it, but
I want to say what I've often thought
I love You, God


-Tom Brennan, A Teenager's Heart
September 12, 1989


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