- I KNOW THAT YOU WERE THERE -
(Sandy Hook Elementary School - December 14, 2012)
You saw the darkness of his heart
 And shed an anguished tear,
But you bestowed free will on men
 And could not interfere;

You knew that you would share the blame
 For those you could not spare,
But when they cry out, "Where was God?"

 …I know that you were there.

With one foot firm in heaven
 And the other here on earth,
You welcomed every precious child
 Upon their new rebirth;

You wiped the torment from their eyes
 And smoothed their tousled hair,
Then gathered each in your embrace…

 …I'm glad that you were there.

You came again to earth that night
 And stood out in the rain
To search for those about to drown
 In pools of swirling pain;

But only time can mend a heart
 Destroyed beyond compare,
While you stand weeping at their side…

 …I know that you're still there.