When tensions abound
and despair clouds the mind
watch me appear, all shiny and bright
a colourful smile, a gaze full of light
you’d never suspect, the darkness I hide
Encouraging words, the warmest embrace
your heart starts to sing, you don’t see the cage
A siren’s sweet song, so tender and soft
but how can a leopard ever change its spots
I love a good hunt, and you are the prey
ensnaring your soul, that’s what really makes my day

cover them
and keep them.
If they are in danger
and always and for ever,
our Father by grace,
please cover them
and keep them.

For a dear friend.