O God most high, most glorious,
The thought of your infinite serenity cheers me,
For I am toiling and tossing, troubled and distressed,
But You are ever at perfect peace.
Your designs in creation cause You no fear or care of dissatisfaction.
Your works stand fast as the eternal hills.
Your power knows no bond,
Your goodness knows no end.
You bring order out of chaos,
You bring clarity out of confusion,
So all my defeats are all your victories, by which I always win
Now and forevermore, the Lord God omnipotent reigns!
I come to You as a sinner with cares and sorrows,
To leave every concern entirely to You,
Every sin calling for Christ’s precious blood;
Revive deep gospel spirituality in my heart;
Let me live near to the Great Shepherd,
To hear his voice,
To know its tones,
To follow its calls.
Keep me from deception by causing me to abide in the truth,
Keep me from harm by helping me to walk in the power of the Spirit.
Give me stronger faith in Your eternal truths,
Burning into me by experience the things I thought I knew.
Let me never be ashamed of the truth of the gospel,
- That I may bear its reproach,
- Vindicate it,
- See Jesus as its essence,
- Know in it the power of the Spirit.
Lord, help me,
- for I am often lukewarm and cold;
- Unbelief mars my confidence,
- Sin makes me forget You.
So let the weeds that grow in my soul be cut at their roots;
Grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to You,
To know that everything else is trifling.
Only Your presence alone can make me
- and happy.
Abide in me, gracious Spirit of God.
Help to know that life is bigger than me, but it is never bigger than You.
You have made me for Yourself, and my heart will never rest, until it finds its rest in Thee.