For every time I climb my God
I seem to fall a thousand steps,
And every time I laugh my Lord
I cry a million tears --
And yet,
I feel your presence close,
So near
That steps and tears
Hold no fear.

You lift me up
And dry the tears,
Give me strength to try again,
                     To climb the steps and still the tears 
For my God I know You're near.

                                    © Helen Catherine Cramer
                              6th January, 1983.

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