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Lord, long, I have known You,

     Gave You my life, heart and soul,

With all my strength I’ve served You,

      By Your grace forever it shall be so.

Then willfully I abandoned,

      Commandments You did bring,

To me whom much was given,

      The same required indeed.

I knew it was forbidden,

      Thus great punishment deserved, received.

For years You plied Your lessons

      Till certain I had learned,

I missed Your sweet, sweet presence,

      My heart’s most central yearn!

I thought You would dismiss it,

      As a friend to friend miss-deed,

But I Forgot -- God, --Creator,

      Much more than friend to me art Thee!

Forgive my trespass grievous

      Against My God, my King, my Friend,

Most erudite of lessons,

      Help me n’er to err again!

I need You Lord, my Savior,

      My God, Redeemer, dear Friend,

At all times, ever beside me,

      May Your Spirit, Your love n’er be missed again,

I love You Lord, more than living,

        Forever and all times in Your presence beyond the end.

To: The Great & Almighty God,  From: a least and wayward son