If you could see my distant path
   your heart would cease to beat
The darkness there would chill your soul
   and numb from head to feet

Yet Christ has stripped the garments
  that bore the marks of past
And clothed me in the royal robes –
   I am cleansed and new at last! 

But behaviors take far longer
   to change than outer clothes
So while I am cleansed without
   The new within still grows

 How wonderful HE sees me
  as I am and am to be!
HE understands the paradox
   of being dark, yet lovely

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