The time has come for you to wake up from sleep,
For salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
And when we sleep, we’re no better than the dead,
So open your eyes and lift up your head, my friends.
The One who lives in us is the beginning and the end,
So let this be a new beginning, and let this also be the end
Of our shyness and reluctance in the face of jealous love.
Let us let Him overcome us. Let’s be filled and overrun.
Let us wake ourselves from sleeping. Let us look to Him and see
That he’s worthy of surrender. Let’s surrender and be free.
Unpublished work © 2014 Doug Walton