Sunday, July 23, 2006

Down Came The Rain

Friends of Tim & Jen's, Shauni & Brian, lost their baby yesterday at 31 weeks. It was a boy. Please remember them in your prayers.

Down Came The Rain

by Christine Bierma copyright 2006

Down came the rain
And I held out my hands
I said, Lord, I know your with me
But I don’t understand
Down came the showers
And my life fell apart
Every piece of it came crashing
And it tore out my heart

I don’t want to be this broken,
This is not what I had planned
How I need your love and comfort
In this awful barren land
Down came the rain

Oh help me Jesus,
Help me to stand
I have no strength left in me
And my life is shifting sand
How can I find you
When everything is so dark?
You said you would never leave me
But I am falling apart

I am walking through the valley
And the shadow is on me
I never thought that I would be here
And I just want to leave
Oh help me Jesus

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
How can I ever live again?
Will this weight ever leave?

I see the sunrise
Yet, it is so far away
The light is peeking through the corners
For the first time in days
I see the sunrise
How can this be?
I never thought that I would laugh again
I never thought I would see

How can the night be over?
It has lasted so long
But I see the sunlight on me
And the darkness is gone
Oh thank you Jesus

8 comments:

Carol said...

What a beautiful song, and a beautiful tribute to little Kaitlyn Jess. I can picture her in Jesus' arms and "the darkness is gone, oh thank you, Jesus". I will be praying for Shauni & Brian, that they too, may grieve and heal and see the "light peeking through the corners" again.

Heaven Sent said...

That song is amazing! I can only imagine the pain those parents are feeling. Losing a child has to be the most heart-wrenching experience. Thank you, God, for the promise of heaven and the hope it provides. I pray this family receives His peace as they grieve their loss.

one hot momma said...

You really need to copyright this and send it somewhere! You are such a talented writer. God has blessed you my friend.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tim and Jen's friends. Losing a child, no matter the age or stage of development, is so heartbreaking. I will be praying for them.
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I appreciate your prayers and the thoughts you shared.

kkoois said...

what a beautiful song! my heart breaks when i think about shauni and brian.

Carol said...

I'm so proud of you getting that copyrighted. You're so talented, my friend!

Brian and Shawnie Barnett said...

Christine, We would like to thank you for such a beautiful song to honor our son, Jesse Rees Barnett. The support we have received has been amazing and we have been feeling the prayers from not only our friends and family, but from strangers across the world and we are forever grateful. The loss of our beautiful son has left a void in our heart that can never be filled, but we hold onto the thought that one day we will hold him in our arms once more and hear his beautiful voice cry out mommy and daddy - what a glorious day that will be!

Brian and Shawnie Barnett

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