Love Is The Refiner

1992




Love...is the refiner.
It stands you up off the ground...
Puts the light in your eye...
Strength in your step...
And humbles you again.
It will bring you to the crux
Of tears and laughter...
It will not be demeaned.
It takes you away from the world.
It changes your course...
Gives the courage to face all things,
And brings you back home
Where your heart knows its peace.

Love...is the refiner
As you kneel alone in your confessional,
It can slap you in the face...
Collect its own debts...
Or set you in a whirl,
So that you may right yourself...
So that you might make a choice...
So that you might know for yourself
Truth... and honor...
And purest love...

Love... is the refiner
The heat of its fire
Burns away the chaff...
Stays hot in the soul...
Keeps out the doom.

Love... is the comforter,
And gives you rest from your labor...
Fans the fire...
Lights the way...
Keeps the peace...
Makes all things new...
Heals the heart...
Soothes the soul...
Wipes the tears from your eyes
And sets you into laughter
At a world too lovely to believe.




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