Belinda van Rensburg


Child of the Night
Poetry by Belinda van Rensburg

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Child of the Night
Poetry by Belinda van Rensburg

Oh, child of sorrows and of the night,
in empty darkness you've been bound tight -
with ropes and chains you can't even see
and you're struggling and falling and trying to flee.
You're living a lie; it's all a grand show,
but around and around in circles you go.
Dear one – all alone and eternally doomed
don't you know that Death can come all too soon?

Oh, child of the night turn your face to the Light -
and make your life through Jesus Christ right.
From chains, pain and darkness forever be free
to one day partake of the life-giving tree.
Your quest for the truth has now come to an end,
for in heaven you have the King as a friend.
He's been calling your name since the day you were born;
He can heal your heart that's been battered and torn.

Oh, children of joy, of peace and of Light,
accepted, forgiven and filled with Christ's might -
set free by His Blood to live, laugh and love,
to be wise as serpents yet gentle as doves.
Fearlessly standing when all seems to be lost;
not caring what following Jesus might cost.
We belong to our Father, the Ancient of Days,
who sent us His Spirit to teach us His ways.