Why Must I Remain

In my life I’ve known sorrow
I’ve seen love fade away
I’ve had tears from sadness
Like those shed today

My heart was within me
My sadness my own
My thoughts there were anchored
At rest with my soul

Then when I met you
I gave you my soul
My heart was between us
No longer my own

All that I know of
And all that I am
Is shared now with you
How can I remain
    Oh lord if you’re with me
    Help me find the strength
    My soul lay a-dying
    Why must I remain

And now you are dying
Now you are alone
And I must remain here
Though my world  is gone

And I am no longer
My heart has no home
There could be no other, God
Don’t leave me alone
    ch., repeat last two lines