When faced with a true master,
My words fall flat as stone;
No great deeds they accomplish,
No great sins they atone.
And yet a simple glimpse of truth
Is all a dark place needs
To show the walls are crumbling,
To plant some healthy seeds
That sprout and grow so strong they change
The world in ways profound;
Such as when a shepherd shod
His shoes on holy ground.
So take that little step with me
To truthfulness and light;
Who knows where that tight path will lead,
What otherworldly sight
Will greet us on the noble way
To love beyond our ken,
Where treasured souls we thought were lost
Shall reunite again?
There He who wipes our tears will smile
With arms thrown open wide,
Show us to our special place,
And welcome us with pride.