Be Not Afraid

Take My Hand

Nighttime can be hard for me-it’s the time when I let all the frightening, negative things I’ve heard about cancer flow through my brain.  It’s the time when I can no longer distract myself from thinking about the future by laughing with my sweet son or talking with my wonderful husband or friends.  I woke up last night around 4 a.m., and almost let myself go down the same path and begin thinking, “What if?” and “Why?”  But thankfully, I decided to stop myself and instead offer it all up to Jesus.  And this song I wrote today sums up what I prayed as I lay there last night.

Click here if you’d like to hear it:

Take My Hand

You take my hand and lead me on the way.
You take the night and turn it into day.
I trust Your plans to lead me to Your side,
but just take my hand tonight.

I lie in a bed of lies swirling through my head.
I cry through broken eyes remembering what’s been said.
How easily fear snuffs out the burning light of hope.
How weary feels my soul as I gaze upon this road.

You take my hand and lead me on the way.
You take the night and turn it into day.
I trust Your plans to lead me to Your side,
but just take my hand tonight.

My body’s not the only thing that bends and then breaks.
My faith has been trampled on and hope is at stake.
Down deep in my heart I know there’s more to come.
So I’ll look toward the day when the race is run.

You take my hand and lead me on the way.
You take the night and turn it into day.
I trust Your plans to lead me to Your side,
but just take my hand tonight.

Jesus, take my hand tonight.
I trust in You.

Night turns into day at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.Wyoming

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10 comments

  1. Karen Caviale

    This is a beautiful song, Allison. Your voice sounds wonderful… smooth, perfectly pitched and direct. I love the lyrics. Ironically, while you wrote the music and lyrics based on your very personal feelings and experiences, the song transcends the “I,” with a universal appeal that is both singular and spiritual in nature, but commercially appealing to the masses.

  2. Sherry Willems

    Your song is beautiful, Allison. I’m so sorry you are suffering with such anxiety and fear, but I totally understand how you feel. You are blessed that you are able to express and soothe yourself through your music. We are blessed that you share it with us. I cannot wait to hug and hold you and John Paul when you visit. I love you and pray for you continuously throughout the day. I miss you terribly. Give John Paul and Mike a great big hug from me, and let them know how grateful I am that they are part of your life.
    Love, MOM

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