Oh how I wish that I might find
A path that’s safe and does not wind
The straightest road without a curve
Is more a choice than I deserve
For narrow as the options be
It is the route that pleases me !
Oh dearest Lord, please hear my plea
Create a stronger need in me
Help me to learn a kinder way
To face the challenge of each day !
There is this battle that I fight
From early morn straight through the night
It is a war I cannot win
Sometimes I think I should give in
But that is not left up to me
And leaves no option I can see.
As much as I may choose to stay
Such choices do not pass my way
My God supreme does have control
O’er conscience, body, heart and soul
And He alone does make the choice
To stop my heart or still my voice !
Sometimes my dear, the world we know
Is not the one we’d like to show
Sometimes coditions are not clear
As we are caught in doubt or fear
Please help us Lord fine tune our lives
In manner kind where goodness thrives !
I cannot bear the thought of life without
Their special love that never leaves a doubt
A love that permeates the air we breathe
That has not learned to lie or to deceive !
I hope I never see the day
When all my words have fled away
And all the thoughts that fill my head
From morn to night are left unsaid.
But when that happens, heed me now
I pray you will recall somehow
My words have been both kind and wise
And taught you truth prevails o’er lies !
Where has it gone, integrity
How do we live in mockery
What rule is left that is not broke
What part of honest is a joke ?
Help us oh Lord, our children save
Their time is short, from birth to grave
For only with the saints we’ll find
That kindness is both fair and kind !