Wednesday, August 9, 2017

"Be our strength in hours of weakness"


Music: Sussex, adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Father, hear the prayer we offer:
Nor for ease that prayer shall be,
But for strength, that we may ever
Live our lives courageously.
Not forever by still waters
Would we idly, rest and stay;
But would smite the living fountains
From the rocks along our way.
Not forever in green pastures
Do we ask our way to be,
But the steep and rugged pathway         
May we tread rejoicingly.
Be our strength in hours of weakness,
In our wanderings be our Guide;
Through endeavor, failure, danger,
Father, be Thou at our side.