Lines of Prayer from a Hymn, Somewhat Revised

'Fear not,' Lord, you tell me, and 'Be not dismayed,'
For you are my God and will still give me aid;
You'll strengthen me, help me, and cause me to stand,
Upheld by your righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters you call me to go,
The rivers of woe shall not me overflow;
For you will be with me, my troubles to bless,
And sanctify to me my deepest distress.

When through fiery trials my pathway shall lie,
Your grace, all sufficient, shall be my supply;
The flame shall not hurt me, for you, Lord, design,
The dross to consume, and the gold to refine.

(from the hymn, How Firm a Foundation)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Powerful prayer!