Kind Lord of the Eternal Kingdom:
Hear us, Sovereign of our lives,
We plead for mercy, make for safety;
You know our needs at every turn,
Before ourselves perceive or feel.
We think our way is hard and winding,
Our groanings rise to your gracious throne;
How little we suffer! How long our sighs!
You see, O Lord, our souls are weak.
In our weakness, I above all,
Crawling toward your fullest glory,
Let me but hold the hem of your robe —
To me bring hope and the healing I seek.
Hide me in the hollow of your hand,
Never to stray, never to strain
Against your easy yoke of burden,
Light to carry, long to sustain.
For Jesus is my Sacrifice, Amen.