In the Middle of the Night

Itís in the middle of the night

When the fears come and the tears flow

And I wonder what will become of us

What will we do, where will we go.


Iím trying to trust you, Lord

Trying to have hope

But it sometimes is so hard

In the middle of the night

In the midst of the storm


Help me to trust you even when it is impossible

Even when Iím scared and feel youíve left me alone

I donít like this desert place

This place of unknowing, not hearing your voice

If I just knew how long, or where weíll be

If just a little ways further I could see


I know what you have planned for us is good

I know you want what is best for me

I know you are in control even though it feels like the economy is

and our circumstances are what rules us now

Thatís what is directing our pathÖor so it seems


You said the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord

I donít feel righteous

My flaws stand out more

Like a teenager with a zit on her face

Thatís all she sees


I see my flaws, my failings, my weaknesses

And I donít like what I see

I thought I had faith

I thought I knew how to trust you

But I donítÖat least not now in the middle of the night


Iím learning to tell my soul to not be downcast within me

To trust and hope in you

Iím learning to tell my soul to praise you

To worship you even though my heart is dead

When the feelings are stripped away

When all my wealth is gone

When youíve taken everything away that youíve given me

I will still tell my soul to hope in you

Because in the middle of the night

You are all that I have


I lay bare before you, my soul exposed

There is no one to impress

You see it all

When the music has stopped

The world is hushed

You are all that is left to cling to

When the sun is gone and even the moon and stars hide their light

You are what I need to see

In the middle of the night


In the middle of the night I cry out to you

How long oh Lord

How long will you leave me here

Scared, downcast, alone

How long before you come and rescue me

How long before morning breaks through this night

And shines upon me again


Shine down on me with mercy and grace

Give me enough light to see your face

Touch this deadened heart and make it alive again

Though I canít see you, feel you, hear you

I tell my soul to have hope in you

You are my hope

In you will I trust

In the middle of the night

by annie

copyright: October 2003: annie  All Rights Reserved