Steadfast

With steadfast heart you stand by me;
In the sorrow and the night I see
Great depths in your simplicity -
Your strength in purity.

With steadfast heart you came with me,
Though the journey’s long and so weary,
Your courage given true and free -
With steadfast heart you came with me.

You're the one
Who must be strong,
Your heart must carry Hope for two.
And in the season that we face
Death cannot reach
The Shire’s life yet green in you.

With steadfast heart you kneel by me -
You hear my softly whispered plea,
And take my hand, and hope for me;
With steadfast heart you kneel by me.

The One gains hold over my mind.
When fire and fear are all I find,
Out in the dark you call and weep,
With steadfast heart for me you seek.

You’re the one
Who must be strong,
Your heart must beat and strive for two;
In the depths of deepest need
Death cannot reach
The Shire’s life yet green in you.

With steadfast heart you stand by me,
As the ash and cinders cloud we see,
You say you want to comfort me –
Dear Sam…
You are my life to me.

- Primula