There is a friend that comes calling when the morning air is crisp;
This is no ordinary friend but a companion nonetheless.
He is always there when I need him, faithful, steady, true;
If you saw him you would see his value to people like me and you.
Cumberland is what they call him, he is powerful and strong;
I seek him out when I need time to reflect, when days seem so very long.
Today we ran together and shared time in the sun;
It had been many weeks since the last we had run.
He doesn’t speak much, in fact I do all the talking;
His flowing current soothes, his mere presence is calming.
Today he was beaming with pride and was faster than before;
I couldn’t help but smile back and wave from the shore.
Thank you for reminding that God’s mercies never cease;
Cumberland, my friend, you give me a profound peace.