Abused

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Your face was raw from wiping the tears from your eyes
You looked away as you tried not to cry
Because you knew it would only make him worse
From all that yelling your father's voice was horse
You screamed for help only one time
And his hand returned to the top of your spine
He grabbed your neck, and his grip was all but loose
Pressure applied and you received another bruise

You always think that you will leave some day
You've lived with this since your mother passed away
So you toughen up to his drunken swings
And the dark red marks that he makes with his rings
You come to the point of breaking down
And your father finally turns around
You don't wonder if he'll do this again
The only question you have is when

You looked for relief in so many ways
You tell yourself that this is just another phase

He yelled at you, he broke a chair
He punched a wall, he pulled your hair
His anger burned, and though you cried
He was never satisfied

You finally did it, you ran away from home
You’re 17 and you’re living on your own
At first the freedom was encouraging
And then your life came quickly crumbling
Traded your time with your dad for someone else
And the result only brings pain on yourself
The newest guy you know you don't really know
And the black eye is starting to show

His bouts of rage are all too terrifying
And the beer bottle that he sent flying
Broke and shattered glass all across the floor
He looks away as he's headed for the door
He slams it shut leaving you alone in the room
And as you weep, his voice begins to boom
He will be back, and again you stick around
And again you consider leaving town

You looked for relief in so many ways
You tell yourself that this is just another phase

He yelled at you, he broke a chair
He punched a wall, he pulled your hair
His anger burned, and though you cried
He was never satisfied

Now your actually alone out on the street
You no longer get brutally beat
And though your body's far away from it
Your mind dwells in that empty, darkened pit

You've gotten sick of living out your life
You've got the will and you're holding the knife
You think that this is the only way
You want it to end today

But suddenly you met another man
And He gently took you by the hand
He said daughter, I'm with you, here I AM
I’m the Shepard and you’re my little lamb
He asked you to stand up and you did
Tears of joy fell from your eyelids
He embraced you, and held your head
He said “I'm with you to the end”

And when you made your be in the depths I was there
And when you come up to heaven I'll be there
When you think that light becomes dark around you
I see the night as day, clear and blue
I have searched you, and I know you
I perceive your heart through and through
You are fearfully and wonderfully made
I remember when your foundation I laid

I created your inmost being
I gave you life and set your lungs breathing
I knit you together in your mothers womb
Using elegant yarn from the heavenly loom
I created you for a purpose
I don't make things to be useless
For I know the plans I have for you
Plans to prosper and not to harm you

He asked you to be His child
You looked at Him and then you smiled
You had looked for relief in so many ways
This time He was there to stay

He loves you more, than you could know
He fully paid, the debt you owe
When He went to, the cross and died
The wrath of God, was satisfied
He conquered death, so you and I
Could live with Him, in paradise
Now He lives, inside your heart
Since He gave, you a new start

And some day, when we pass on
We will see, a glorious dawn
The Son of God, will meet you there
And take you in, to His care
And though we don't, deserve his love
He forgave your sins, by God above
His faith is strong, He'll never fail
He will always, be there

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from Northern Lights, released January 18, 2015

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