Let my soul be at rest once more
Swallowed up in the contentment
Of resting in Your arms.
Please save me from the darkness
That I am so easily entrapped in
Stone walls towering in my mind
A maze I can’t escape.
The sins and fears that haunt me
I face over and again
The same old troubles which still stop me
To the point that I’m ashamed
Who is knocked down by the same monster
Again and again and again?
Lord, I know You’re patient with me
I know You’re by my side
Though I know I should rise when I’ve fallen
– Sometimes I just don’t want to try.
But You’re patient, kind, merciful;
You’re with me,
You won’t leave me here to die.
Not because I try my best
Or somehow earn Your smile
Will You carry me through.
You’ll lift me from darkness because You are faithful,
Even when I’m not;
That’s just what You do.
So my dear God, I thank you
I could never live without You.
Though sometimes I still try,
As I’m sometimes still a fool
And old ghosts in my mind
Lead me away from You.
Show me how to face the monsters, God
Let me see the Way
Using good to overcome evil
To see light brighter than the day.
The brightest light of all:
Please remind me that I’m loved,
And help me give that love to others
– That graced love from above.