LORD HAVE MERCY


Help me to face this world of ours
Tho my path may be paved with thorns or with flowers,
Be with me in sunshine or the darkest of hours -- have mercy,

When exultation I dare to feel --
Gifts seem bestowed by true love made real,
May You not judge too harshly any misplaced zeal -- have mercy,

When an entry in your "Book of Life" is made,
If I've accomplished anything, it was because of your aid,
Let me march in your coronation parade -- have mercy,

Help quell any feelings of disbelief,
Remind me of the cross' forgiven thief,
When I stand at the Judgement, if I've caused any grief -- have mercy,

I've enjoyed immensely this brief sojourn --
Thanked You daily that this child had his turn,
When my feeble candle doth no longer burn, have mercy.

by D. Edgar Murray 08/06/2000.