Thy strength, oh Lord, just for this day
I pray You will impart.
For me again renew my faith
As this new day I start.
Reach out to me and keep Thy hand
On everything I do.
Direct my path to things undone
And guide to paths anew.
Give me the patience that I need
to do for others now
the things that You would have me do
And kindly show me how.
Through doubts and fears, and heavy loads
I struggle on my way,
Yet through the rugged path I know
That you are near today.
You steer my feet and lift my heart
And make the light to shine.
Then all my trouble, aches and pains
I gladly leave behind.
Annie May Schrimsher