The Joy of Tears

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The joy of tears, the joy of tears
A sweet release for all our years
They spring within and then pour out
and then remove all fear and doubt

But there are many kinds of tears
Depressions, hurts, of joy and fears
No matter what the cause may be
Those tears are stored in you and me

God sees each tear that floods our face
And not a drop has been a waste
so if you shed a tear then halt
And notice that it tastes of salt.

We’re called to be the salt of earth
A heart that’s cleansed takes on more worth
The greatest gift we can return
Are tears of sorrow, then we learn

And we’re forgiven day by day
The sin that makes us go astray
Oh God I thank you for those tears
A means of cleansing through the years

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