Painted Wings

For Shirley Marchant         

To one so strong, sings one so weak

What can I say to thee?

Could I thank you for your time, thank you for your love

Or is a smile enough?

 

I see you smiling now

Of one so humble, sings one so proud

I know God’s very hand picked you out

I could sing of the pain you felt, all that you endured

But it’s hard to write a single word

 

 It’s over now

 The light has pushed the darkness out

    Let him paint the wings, on your back

    He’ll set you up, to fly

    And as you soar there, don’t look back

    You’ve left this world of pain behind

Of one so humble, sings one so proud

And God’s very hand holds you now

Gracious heart that knew only love

Selfless care from a daughter and from above

 

That’s not over now

 Her love will find you somehow

You wear these painted wings,

on your back

He’s set you up, to fly

And now you soar there,

you don’t look back

You’ve left all of your pain behind

  
To one so strong, sings one so weak

What can I say to thee?      ...Goodbye