Bet you didn’t know I was a songwriter.
Well, I’ve written a few songs over the years. When I was younger I used to write music all the time. Practically ever week I used to put my memory verses to music. I’ve long forgotten many of the songs I’ve written but I have a few of the more recent ones written down. Here are the words to one of them. It’s dedicated to the memory of a friend of mine, Ashley Wilson. She died two years ago, at just 15 years old. This is a song of hope, saying that no matter what happens, even when we don’t understand, God will always be there for us.
Don’t Lose Hope
By Randelle Riley
Dedicated to the memory of K. Ashley Wilson
(31st October 1988 – 17th November 2003)
Don’t lose hope, have no fear
Jesus Christ is always near
Jesus Christ, He’s my best friend
And He’ll be there for you till the very end.
I know you may be hurting so very deep inside
I know the wounds you have endured are impossible to hide
But one more thing I know is that my God is by your side
He watches you. He cares for you. His love is deep and wide.
At times life may not seem fair. Sometimes things don’t seem right
But once you know God’s there for you it’s always worth the fight
Just don’t give up. He’ll see you though. He hears your humble plight
He has promised to keep you with his power and his might
Sometimes you may feel all alone, like no one’s there for you
You’re feeling down, you’re so confused, you don’t know what to do
But know that my Lord Jesus is always there it’s true
Just go to him upon your knees and He will see you through