A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Lord keep from all bitterness, I pray,
In these perplexing days of doubt and strain,
When courage fails, and faith and hope grow dim,
Oh, let me not complain.
Oh, save me from the ever haunting fear
That clutches at my heart with wild demands,
That chills my love and paralyzes faith,
And blinds my eyes to all God's plans.
Lord, let me not feel pity for myself;
But go my way with laughter and good cheer,
With spirit high, and eye and heart aglow
With strength to scorn each tear.
Let me not feel that I alone do suffer,
I would not doubt the wisdom of God's plan;
The world has ever groaned and sought release
From pain, since time began.
So Let me face the future unafraid.
Today is good, tomorrow taunts with fear;
Tomorrow I shall find but God's today
To prove anew His presence near.