I often marvel how could paradise came to be
Unless Someone wanted it to be
Unless a Word is uttered
Permitted for beauty to dwell in Thee
Paradise once lived with Love
In just one "no" became a dream
Yet with a trusting 'yes' by a chosen maiden
Heaven once a dream now a reality
O What a thought of Paradise! Do I ponder a lot?
Is it a product of my dream?
Could it be true that I found love?
A love mirrored to the One named Love.
Beloved you created my being
You formed me; you breathed me;
You called me; You lured me.
Whispering You said "Follow me", glad you did!
Adventure beyond adventure!
Trustingly threading the path you showed
Embracing the unfolding of each day
Tears hidden in the eyes, concealed with the smile
I cannot say enough
I gasp at every thought of love
There on the Cross You raised your arms,
You embraced me and showed me how to love
What a gift it is
To be deeply loved by Thee
Humbled to be chosen before time
Longed for until the end of time
The gift I have received I offer it back
Take it please if you will, nurture it
Hoping that one day,
You'll find it worthy as a GIFT.