Matt wrote this deep and touching song based on Genesis 35 having recently done a personal study on it.

The lyrics are as follows:

The way from Bethel should have been most joyous;
Our second child would come forth anytime.
The labor that befell was hardest;
Don’t be afraid for you brought forth a son thereby;
As my natural choice would die.

The sun that sets and rises every morning;
It never holds on to it’s former light.
So your soul which dims and fades away,
Will yield its light to him who’s born from you to shine;
As my natural choice would die.

Rachel don’t fear, your sorrow weighs, though not withstanding.
Our son shall not be Benoni.
Letting go–it proves to be the deepest dealing.
Our gain required a last goodbye,
As my natural choice would die;
As my natural choice would die.
The pillar on your grave abides unto this day;
A testimony of both death and life.
And though the path we tread remains unchanged,
It’s sojourners are ne’er the same and such as I;
As my natural choice would die;
As my natural choice would die.

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