Hope

Hope...

You are the quiet romance
I will never stop chasing

You hold a key
That unlocks my heart

You gather my thoughts
Bring them to the gates of heaven

You raise me from darkness
You shift the shadows

You guide the light
Into the refurbishing of my soul

How could I not embrace you
How could I not want you

I will slow dance with you
On a moonlit night

I will run with you
Until sweat drips from my hair

I will take you in
And hold you captive

I will find you
In every beautiful moment

And in ever broken moment
I will fight to keep you mine.

Hope,
How could I not love you.

by ELL





Rise

When the quiet creeps in
And shadows cover the affection of your heart
When friends walk away
Or what they were departs

When lonely voices
Drip like honey
Inside your heart
Calling you further into the darkness

Gather what remains
scrape together,even the crumbs of your courage
Call to the light
Run to even the smallest glimmer of hope

Gather your strength
Find a way to rise
Fight for your life
Determine you will live

Though ashes cover you
Though disappointment fills your heart
Though hope feels far
Reach out, fight for yourself and

Rise.

by ELL


Who are You?

I don't know the next step
What to do is not in view


I struggle with the connecting
And the finding of you


Everyone has a take
On who you're supposed to be


My thoughts are always moving
Searching for the God I want to see


Religion has crafted
And sculpted your face
But the likeness it purposes
Of you reflects no trace


I feel the bitter loneliness
Of not finding you
The grave feeling
Of what should I do?


I'm sifting through thoughts
The good and bad I see
The God that's invisible
Does he really touch you and me


The world in angry
They want you to move
They see the world hurting
And want you to prove


That you are good
And powerful too
That you do the things
That make you, you.


So here I am
I will continue to be
One searching for you
For your greatness to see


Going to church
Sitting in a pew
Reciting a prayer
Singing a song
It isn't love
It's a resounding gong.


I'll ask the questions
"Good" Christians won't
I'll approach your throne
When they say, "Don't"
Not in brazen disrespect
But because I want to not regret
If you are real
And good and strong
I want to know you
And live your song...
The life and beauty that you speak
The wholeness of you
Is what I seek.


by ELL

Maybe and What If

Sometimes this world is too much
And everyone's around you
But there's no one to touch.

So you sit in your sorrow
You hide inside your soul

Everyone is near you
But there's no one to know

You say everything
Except what you mean

And your voice is shouting
But you remain unseen

Sometimes your heart is full of things to give
But you feel empty without a place to live

If you could just dance your dance and be free
But you're bound by ropes others can't see

Maybe you were meant to be beautifully broken
A crazy catastrophe of art

Maybe the best part of you
Is the brokenness of your heart

Maybe others can see themselves
In your mixed up soul

What if the wholeness that you give
Is the broken honesty that you know

If you could find a place to rise
A breath to embrace

If you could find the heart to love
The sorrow in your face

Maybe if you could see yourself
Through the eyes of love

You would rise from the ashes
Like the dawning sky

You would know that you are more
Then the first glance of the eye

by ELL

Guarded Heart

Guarded heart
Never unlocked
Guarded heart
Kept like a rock

Broken inside
No one can get through
Guarded heart
Who can touch you?

...and you keep your soul inside
All of your deepest depths you don't confide
Guarded heart.

Guarded heart
Locked away
I see your pain and striving everyday

Let me through
Guarded heart
I refuse to hurt you...

I won't push myself on you
I won't break, I won't take, I won't make you do
Guarded heart I refuse to hurt you.

I will heal
I will love
I'll give you space to be

I won't break through
But, I will open up myself to you

I'll take you as you are
Guarded heart
I'll take you as you are

by ELL

Shine a Light

Some times the night swallows up the day
And the curses of this world lead us astray
We're all broken by our hidden sin
We're all shattered by the lies within

We need the light
We need the light

Shine a light in your darkest parts
Light a candle in your broken heart

Mosaic


I see shattered pieces of glass.

I see broken pottery.

But I hear you say that’s not what you see.

You say,

You are a mosaic work of art.

That’s what I’m making you to be,

A work of art for me.

 

Make me into,

Make me into,

Make me into your beautiful.

 

Take this shattered pottery,

All the broken pieces .

Make something beautiful out of me.

 

Make me into,

Make me into,

Make me into your beautiful.

 

You were bruised

But you’re not broken.

You were crushed

But I say you’re not torn apart.

I say you are,

I say you are,

I say you are a mosaic work of art.

 

And I will weave together a tapestry

From all the threads of your heart.

 

Let me paint you,

Let me draw your heart.