I woke up, consumed with despair.
I yearned and wished to see,
Yet all I saw was a black nightmare:
An unlit sky and inky sea.
"Alone. I am alone," I spoke,
For I saw nobody
Within the wretched field of black smoke:
The unlit sky and inky sea.
"Please, O God, please help me," I cried,
The dark closed around me,
"For I've sinned and am pulled by the tide
Of th'unlit sky and inky sea."
When all at once a warm light shed.
T'was a door; I was free!
I didn't falter 'till I had fled
That unlit sky and inky sea.
God spoke: "You're not alone," said he,
"Never was, or will be.
I forgive your sins; you came back to me
From th'unlit sky and inky sea."