The Spring of April is gone. The leaves have all turned brown. The children are all grown up, and there’s no one around. I’m looking over my life and all the mistakes I’ve made, and I’m afraid.

Somebody told me that you would wash all my sins, and cleanse me from the scars that are so deep within. So I’m calling to you. If you can hear me, I don’t know how.

I was wondering, can you hold me now?

You are the only one that’s patient when I fall.
Your angels come to save me every time I call.
You don’t laugh at me when I make mistakes and cry.
You’re not like man. You understand me.

See people change. One day they don’t like you, the next they do.
I wish that everyone could love me just like you. So here I am, a sinful man, peace won’t allow.

I was wondering, can you hold me now?

To every broken person that may hear this song; to every boy or girl that feels their smile is gone. I know exactly how it feels to lay in the bed at night and cry.

Don’t you worry, God is faithful and he cares. Above the tears you drop, and the pain you feel, he’s there. When you are weak that when he’s strong, even though you don’t know how, God can, and he will hold you now. Don’t you worry. He can hold you now.

-Kirk Franklin