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A Song of Abuse and Hope


Domestic Violence May Be A Painful Subject For Many Caution is Advised

Bathroom Floor blog

Bathroom Floor

Words and Music by Cathy Scott

I’m sitting here on the bathroom floor,

the only room with a lock on the door.

There’s been a fight, thought that I was right,

but he’s turned it around on me Lord.

Somehow I felt I had to get away,

so I’m sitting here repeating words I’ve heard.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want,

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

He leadeth me beside the still waters,

He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me

in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Again I’m here on the bathroom floor,

hope the lock holds on the flimsy door.

I tried to be good, thought that I could,

but he’s really mad at me now.

I must have caused this fight somehow,

so I’m sitting here repeating these words.

Yea though I walk through the valley

of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil

For thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff

they comfort me.

Here again, hugging my knees

wishing he would just hit me

For then I’d feel something real,

perhaps I’d heal.

Tonight he broke the car window out

with his bare hand, to get a coat

Now I drive through town

to find and bring him home.

Thou preparest a table before me

in the presence of mine enemies;

Thou anointest my head with oil;

and my cup runneth over.

He tried to kill my cat today,

then made me drive to throw him away.

Dumped in the desert and left to die,

could I have stopped him? Did I try?

I’m sitting here on the bathroom floor,

wondering if I can take much more,

And I repeat the words I know so well now.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

forever.

God led me up from the bathroom floor.

I don’t need to cower there any more.

He brought me home, and set me free.

This is the place I’m meant to be.

The words I’d heard in Sunday school

became for me God’s blessed tool;

My whole life now I’ll remember these words.

The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

He leadeth me beside the still waters;

he restoreth my soul; he leadeth me

In the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

If you or someone you know if suffering from domestic violence whether that be verbal, emotional, physical, sexual or neglect there is help.  Contact your local Transition House, CHIMO help line, or call the police.

In the Fredericton area:

Chimo Help Centre Inc.           1-800-667-5005

Child Protection                           1-888-99- ABUSE

Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis  506-454-0437

http://www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca/en/index.php?page=spousal_assault

http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx 1-800-668-6868



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