The Journey

by Janis Gaines

As I was walking one rainy day
I saw a rainbow on my way
As I searched for my heart’s desire

I gazed in awe at its vibrant hue
Oh I know then what I wanted to do
But the rainbow was far from my reach

For you see, the story is told
Rainbow’s end holds a pot of gold
So I knelt before God and prayed

Promises, promises
You always keep
All of your promises
For those who seek

He sent a stranger passing by
Who grabbed my hand, pointed to the sky
And said, “I’ll help you climb.”

So eagerly with gold in sight
We traveled on with all our might
But it’s hard to climb a rainbow

Along the way my heart grew weary
“God, where’s my gold?” I demanded in fury
And I fell to the earth

Promises, promises
Please hear my call
Where are your promises
After the fall

Yet by my side the stranger stood
And whispered, “Child, you know the Lord is good.”
And I believed.

Again the stranger took my hand
As he led me on a walk so grand
And I praised God

For his promises, promises
You always keep
All of your promises
For those who seek

Promises, promises
You heard my call
You are Lord of the promises
You are Lord of all

For I journeyed to the rainbow’s end
Faith turned to gold, but you, my friend,
Are the treasure my heart desires

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© February 10, 1989
Searcy, AR

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