I have spent seasons away from You;
Now I am coming home.
I can smell your familiar scent,
Even here, while I am still afar off.
Your presence once filled me with delight,
Oh, how I yearn to be delighted yet again.
Why did I ever fly away?
Upon those angry wings;
Which carried me swiftly,
To unforgiving places.
I allowed them to slander you,
I slandered you quietly too,
In the midst of my desires,
So that I fell away into solitude.
Confused illusion became my companion,
Disorientation was my naughty guide,
Falsely contented and feeding on lies,
I filled all of my senses with emptiness.
Now I am ready to be filled by You;
I do remember the thrill of your touch,
I do desire the light of your gentle breath,
You give me life so that I can see,
Your ultimate goodness.