Aug. 16, 2015

My Life Is Thine

My life, my soul, and all I am is thine
To work in me whatever good you will.
Take me, dear Lord, and where’er rough—refine,
As I wait—humbly and perfectly still.
O, let me not be smothered by worldly cares,
Which can be deadly to a faithful heart.
But that my soul be faithful, if it dares,
Until the day this body should depart.
To live is truly such a blessed gift,
But trials can be hard—this much is true.
The fabric of life has many a rift,
But I shall never sit and sadly rue.
Forever faithful you have been to me,
And there is none who can more faithful be.

(c) 2007 Walterrean Salley