Without You

I’d rather bear great trials,
Suffer days and nights of ill,
Taste of hurt and loss,
Drink life’s bitter swill,
Miss out on fame and fortune,
Have no friend that is true,
Than to spend a single moment
Living my life without You.

There is no single pleasure,
No joy that life can bring,
No comfort life can offer,
No temporary thing,
No sinful occupation,
No treasure of the earth,
No honorary station
Which can match Your worth.

Sin’s pleasure ends so quickly,
Mortal goods will never last,
Treasures rot and rust away,
Happy moments become past;
If I seek true fulfillment,
If I long for something more,
A life with You is what I seek-
Lord, you I shall live for.

by Kevin Phillips