You said you'd come and share all my sorrows
You said you'd be there for all my tomorrows
I came so close to sending you away
But just like you promised, you came there to stay
I just had to pray.
And Jesus said, "Come to the waters, stand by my side
"I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied
"I felt every teardrop when in darkness you cried
"And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died."
Your goodness so great, I can't understand
And dear Lord, I know that all this was planned
I know you're here now, and always will be
Your love loosed my chains, and in you I'm free
But Jesus, why me?
Jesus, I give you my heart and my soul
I know that without God, I'd never be whole
Savior, you opened all the right doors
And I thank you and praise you from earth's humble shores
Take me, I'm yours.
Marsha Stevens wrote this song (in June 1969, at the age of 16; her name then was Marsha Carter) for a very special reason ... her younger sister Wendy, age 14, wasn't a Christian, and Marsha wanted to win her to Christ. Marsha didn't really know how to TALK to her ... so she wrote this song for her.
It worked. Wendy accepted Jesus.
In 2002, Marsha Stevens "came out of the closet" and
admitted to the world that she's a lesbian. She is currently "married" to another woman.