Prayer in deep suffering

Deep and bitter suffering
some may have to bear;
seemingly no lessening,
though there’s hope in prayer.

‘Lord, you know our turmoil;
Lord, you know my heart;
for your praise and glory,
sovereign grace impart.’

‘Lord, don’t let me suffer
more than I can bear;
help my father, mother
who my sufferings share.’

‘If you raise or take me, –
yours must be the choice,
more like Jesus make me, –
I will yet rejoice.’

‘If to health I’m raised, Lord,
by your will and Word,
may your name be praised, Lord,
men to faith be stirred.’

‘If to your dear presence
I am soon to come,
give me blest dependence
as you take me home.

‘Help them trust your purpose,
help them trust your will,
help them in your service,
as they labour still.

‘Thank you for salvation, (repeat last 4 lines of tune) 
thank you for your love,
help and preservation
comfort from above.’

‘Jesus you’re my Saviour, (repeat last 4 lines of tune) 
Shepherd, Master, Friend,
Soon I’ll know and wonder,
praise will never end.’
Tune: 65 65 65 65 eg Goshen by Marchel Davis

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