A poem by William A. Predeau

“When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him.” -Luke 15: 20

You Never Gave Up On Me
by William A. Predeau

I often said You didn’t exist
Because my eyes wouldn’t see
I may have given up on You, Lord
But You never gave up on me

When troubles happened in my life
I would hang my head and cry
You let these happen to me
And at times I wondered why

I was quick to say if there was a God
He wouldn’t let these happen to me
I may have given up on You, Lord
But You never gave up on me

At many times during my life
When the troubles were hard to bear
I forgot the teachings of my youth
And said You were not there

I’ve heard Your word again, dear Lord
And my eyes they finally see
I thank You every day of my life
That You never gave up on me