Instead of time You gave me solace,
The beautiful rose garden bliss,
And in Your thoughtfulness, surrounded
I find myself in humming bees.
Oh, Loved One, do You know my longing?
To be with Thee, to be with Thee.
Instead of Time You gave me wanting,
The sweetest path no one can see.
Devouring all that I’ve encountered,
Embracing everyone I meet,
In song of autumn, falling lantern,
Instead of Time You gave me seas.
For You I have abandoned altars
Of dreams like stars, enchanted trees,
Instead of Time You gave me power
To mend all broken wings with peace.
I fear the night when it comes crashing,
My windows are like bending knees,
Instead of Time You gave me silence,
To catch the little notes in piece.