Hand in hand
I walk with You
Not rushing ahead
Not dragging behind
But side by side

Sometimes the temptation
Is to drag behind
When the way ahead
Is unsure
And the path unclear

Sometimes in my eagerness
I rush ahead
Trying to make
My own way
Not waiting for You

And yet I realise
That neither of these
Will work
I must keep
My hand in Yours

If I drag behind
Our connection
Is lost
I lose the reassurance
Of Your hand in mine

If I rush ahead
I forgo Your intervention
Your protection
And I must try
To find the way alone

Father help me
To keep walking
With You
Hand in hand
Side by side