The Silence

By Edgar Nye

When the burdens of life get too heavy
And what should be sweet seems as gall,
I go on a soul-cleansing journey
That shows me the need of it all.

Away from Life’s troubled pathway,
Through the valley and up the hill,
To the peak of a lofty summit where
The pulse of the world stands still;

There I see God’s love all about me
In the wonderful things He has made,
And peacefully return from the Silence
To take up my life unafraid.