Speak the words that ignite the flame
and without flinching, nor a sideways glance
though my heart does tremble, for you I wait
as your fire prompts my feet to dance.
In painful consummation my voice may wail
and down my cheeks tears leave their trail
yet I will trust in you forever without fail
your fire strengthening my heart so frail.
Though mortal fear seizes my hopes and dreams
and I cannot see what is after the end
the light of your fire is a lamp for my feet
the consort of pain my teacher and friend.
Oh search me, know me, and cleanse me with truth
fanning passion for your purging fire
all my pearls and flaws too, I lay open for you
I will stand still in the judgement and not expire.
For your strength I desire, and your heart I require
all that makes me your own
keep me alight with your flame of life
so much glory to me have you shown.
May I be counted worthy and true
a jewel set in your crown
through trial and turmoil, wickedness and strife
may all my words be a pleasing sound.
My earthen vessel I’ve emptied, now offered up to you
fill it to overflowing, and send me out into the night
a quest for my King, a message to man
my battle armor ready, I stand willing to fight.
I close my eyes and breathe you in
your face is all I can see
I invite you inside, my lord and king
rest your fire upon me, make known your decree.
Though shadows fall, and terror descends
I stand here before you, I will not flee
steadied by your words, I will trust in your love
as I watch and wait for your glory.
~ Celeste ~