A Day Without Smiles

Elusive, forgotten smiles
Drift between clouds and mist…
Nowhere to be found,
Nowhere to be found,
Amid this crestfallen chaos…

Oh my sweet Jesus,
Come love us and free us…
With mercy raining down,
With mercy raining down,
On tired, thirsty souls…

Tattered and torn hearts
Beat sedately and staccato,
Slowly but surely,
Slowly but surely,
In sad, heaving chests…

Oh my sweet Jesus,
Come love us and free us…
Your wounds heal us now,
Your wounds heal us now,
By Your stripes we are healed…

On this day without smiles,
New mercies are shown,
So new in the morning,
So new in the morning,
In Your prism of promise…

Oh my sweet Jesus,
Come love us and free us,
On this day without smiles
On this day without smiles,
Oh my sweet Jesus… set us free!

By Sharon Frye