27.3.13

Inns

Inns
by Andrew Demoline

Insecure and unsecured
The road shall always be,
But there, upon that hill, I spy
A light to welcome me.

The Inn upon the hill you see,
Fire warm and food for all.

The road is always very long,
the world too large for men,
But find me welcome just this night
And come morn' I'll rise again.

The Inn upon the hill you see,
Fire warm and food for all.
The Inn upon the hill you see
Bids welcome, though its small.

Highwaymen and vagabonds,
may steal and slay and fight
But give me four strong walls and friends
And I know I'll fare alright.

The Inn upon the hill you see,
Fire warm and food for all.
The Inn upon the hill you see
Bids welcome, though its small.
The Inn upon the hill you see,
Strong walls, good drink, and friends.

Life, it makes my feet ache,
Rains stay far to long,
But when I step inside to rest
Within me rises song.

The Inn upon the hill you see,
Fire warm and food for all.
The Inn upon the hill you see
Bids welcome, though its small.
The Inn upon the hill you see,
Strong walls, good friends, and beers.
The Inn upon the hill you see,
Gives rest as days end nears.

What's that you say?
I dream of such a place?
No inn upon the hill you see? 
Ahh, but look with eyes of grace!

The Inn upon the hill you see,
Fire warm and food for all.
The Inn upon the hill you see
Bids welcome, though its small.
The Inn upon the hill you see,
Strong walls, good friends, and beers.
The Inn upon the hill you see,
Gives rest as days end nears.
The Inn upon the hill you see
is but a taste of home

There is an Inn upon the hill.
But if you would look close
It's not an inn but the mansion where
Pain's wind no longer blows.

The Inn upon the hill you see
is the mansion saved for you.
And all good moments on the road,
of that long and dusty life,
are Inn's that point beyond the now
To the future end of strife. 




Authors Note: Inspired by "The Problem of Pain" by C.S. Lewis. Specifically this quote: "The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered broadcast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to our return to God: a few moments of happy love, a landscape, a symphony, a merry meeting with our friends, a bathe or a football match, have no such tendency. Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will note encourage us to mistake them for a home."- C.S. Lewis "The Problem of Pain"

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