Nia Hoekstra- I Was There Even Then

Nia Hoekstra- I Was There Even Then

When nobody thought you were worthy,

When you thought you were alone.

When you thought that you would never be enough.

When you thought no one was ever there for you,

I was there.

 

When nobody thought you were there for them,

When nobody thought you were kind.

When you were alone in this lonely world,

You thought you were alone,

I was there.

 

I was there in the depths of your suffering,

I was there, you are never alone.

I was there when you were in the midst of the horrors,

Flashing through your mind.

I tell you, I was there

 

There will be times when life gets harder.

There will be times when you can’t go on.

There will be times when your suffering mounts,

and you feel like you’re all alone.

I tell you, that’s a lie.

 

There have been those times when you’ve felt forgotten,

when you’ve felt like you have no one.

But I tell you that you are mine,

And I’m there for you through the storm.

 

You’re not alone,

Never alone.

Sometimes lonely, but never alone.

You are my child,

I am your God.

For you are beautiful, not unlovely.

You are mine, I am yours.

We are fighting this war together.

I can’t help it when you cry,

But sometimes crying helps.

 

You are mine, I am yours.

We are here,

On this shore.

Looking out on the horizon,

I can see your future here.

 

Have you ever seen me trying

To disappear from here?

If you ever needed

Anything,

I would be right here.

 

I came to this earth for you.

I died on the cross for you.

I rose again from the grave just for you.

You are my child, I am your God.

I am your Shepherd,

the King of Kings,

I’m the Alpha and Omega.

I am yours, you are mine.

We stare out at the horizon,

And everything comes together for you at last.