Dark Heart                                              

Mark Stone

 

Oh, thou bright sky,

Wherefore hast thou fled?

For there is naught but darkness

In thy kingdom overhead.

 

Oh, thou west wind,

What joy canst thou bestow?

For mine is gone away again—

To where, I’ll never know.

 

Oh, thou heavy heart,

Why still dost thou beat?

For life has lost its savour,

And love has lost its sweet.

 

Oh, thou blessed dark,

What now do I have left?

Must I now still my beating heart,

And leave my soul bereft?

 

Oh, thou silly fool,

Wouldst thou now betray

That God who gave you life and love,

Because they fade away?

 

Oh, thou little child,

Fear not the broken heart,

For all the pain and bitter dark

Shall prove just what thou art.