If only I could give to you
These gifts I think you’ll need
To make it through life’s journey
And help you to succeed.
I’d give you Strength to stay the course
And battle to the end…
To put to rest the demons
That call themselves your friends.
I’d also like to give you Peace
That comes straight from the soul
To calm you and to guide you
As you work on being whole.
And then there’s Faith in God above,
That he will get you through…
For with his love to steer you
There’s nothing you can’t do.
I’d give you Joy and Hope and Love
Wisdom, Courage and more.
For I know that armed with all these things
Your life you could restore.
If only I could give these things
If only it could be…
I’d give them all to you right now
And help to set you free.
In time I know you’ll find them all
You’ll stumble on the way
But get back up and see it through
Just take it day by day.
There is one thing that I can give
Since these things I cannot
A simple prayer to God above
With everything I’ve got.
For one thing I believe is true
There is a higher power
To help us when most needed
And share our toughest hours.
Tracy Delongchamp October 19, 2006