I wish that I could heal my friend
And take away his pain,
And on me he could depend
To bring him joy again.
I wish that I could take his place
But I know that cannot be
And when I look down at his face,
A smile is all I see.
I wish for him that I'll stay strong
As I take his hand,
For I know, it won't be long
'Til he's in a better land.
I wish he did not have to die
But that's how it's going to be,
And I wish I knew the reason why
The Lord chose him, not me.
I wish for him I could do more
But I know not what, or when,
I can only wait until it's o'er
For I am only ten.