To hear the sound of silence

So sweet and softly o’er

The din of life so deafening

The chaos and furore.

Is solitude so precious

To cure my doubts and fears.

With stillness and serenity

And dry my salty tears.

When hard times came a knocking

With spirits drooping low

I found a source of solitude

I thought I’d never know.

In silent contemplation

 With peace it shrouded me

 Filled me with its soothing grace

To lift and set me free.

Yes, silence is a powerful force

Whose strength we all can feel,

Its quietness halts the loudest word

More than a church bell peal.

Against it there is no resist;

It’s futile for to try

For it is power and eloquence,

A blessing from on high.