God, The Seeker

I didn't have to seek for Thee,
For You, O Lord, were seeking me,
And all I really had to do
Was stop my flight away from You.

Then standing still, and turning round,
A Father's loving arms I found,
Forgiving love restored this child,
To God, the Father, reconciled.

I poured out all my hurt and fear,
And learned You had been always near,
Discovering what I had not known -
I only thought I was alone!

For all the time I ran away,
You stayed beside me every day,
Forgiving, loving me, until
I stopped, and found You, seeking still!

Honoria A. Groves