Hear this prayer, oh God, this plea;
Stay nearby and hide thou me.
Weakened, I cannot stand on my own;
Confidence, from my body, has flown;
My heart beats faintly, without desire,
And my head burns, as if with fire.
Every dark thought provokes a shudder,
Pulls me further into my own mire.
Fear rises within me, tho’ I know not from where;
Hide me, oh God! Save me from the Demon’s snare.
When I should fall, let it be on Your grace,
And bring me to my feet to finish the race.
Hear this prayer; this, my plea,
Stay nearby and hide thou me!
Thou art all-powerful, my trust is in You.
Your promises fade not as the morning dew.
You have said you will ne’er stray from my side,
This I believe; and Thou art my guide.
Be calm, my heart! The Lord is forever faithful;
He commands away that which makes me fearful.
Be still, oh small soul; listen for His voice,
His mercy is true, so be glad and rejoice!
Even through our trials, failures, and shame,
There is deep peace in His great Name.