you have to be there lyrics – susan boyle

what is it lord that you want
that i am not seeing?
what in my ignorant prayers
am i failing to say?
never before have i questioned the truth of your being
never once have i dared
never until today

all of a tremble
i stand on the edge of confusion
who is to save me
if into the darkness i fall?
now that i need more than ever my god to be near me
do you hear when i call?
are you there after all?

you have to be there, you have to
my life i have placed in thy keep
and without you i am drifting, on a dark and stormy sea
you have to be there, you have to
without you i’d drown in the deep
too far, too far from land
the waters drag me down
i reach for your hand

and when i die who will open his arms to receive me?
who will forgive me and take me and show me his face?
when i have gone to my rest, will you watch me and wake me?
when my time comes at last, will you grant me your grace?
i am so small on this earth, i am nothing without you
daring to doubt you at all is a knife through my heart
little by little i’m losing my way in the shadows
i am losing my hope and the world falls apart

you have to be there, you have to
my life i have placed in thy keep
and without you i am drifting, on a dark and stormy sea
you have to be there, you have to
without you i’d drown in the deep
too far, too far from land
the waters drag me down
i reach for your hand

you have to be there, you have to
too far, too far from land
the waters drag me down
i reach for your hand

/ susan boyle lyrics