Come to Harm

                              Come to Harm

Let the night fall
Let the birds cry
Let the children wait
He has cut the ropes
And taken to the sea
He has taken to the sea

He has no compass
He has no chart
No polished glass with which to see
He was not prepared
So take him in your arms
Or I fear he’ll come to harm

We search the night
And turn our face
Upon the moon, upon the sea
And you who have watched
Every fall from grace
Do not judge us so harshly

He has no compass
He has no chart
No polished lens with which to see
He was not prepared
So take him in your arms
Or I fear he’ll come to harm

Sing all night …  Sing all day …

There’s a spiral shell
Glistens in the moonlight
If you listen
You can hear a song
And it will fill the air
When the wind is right
When the wind is right

He has no compass
He has no chart
No polished glass with which to see
He will not grow old
He left his work undone
He left so much work undone

Let the night fall
Let the birds cry
Let the children wait
He has cut the ropes
And taken to the sea
He has taken to the sea

He has no compass
He has no chart
No polished lens with which to see
He was not prepared
So take him in your arms
Or I fear he’ll come to harm

Sing all night …  Sing all day …

Copyright 2011 by Janie Christensen