A Prayer of Despair and of Hidden Strength

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When trials come, and chafing spirit

As hope slides slowly away

And anger sneaks, like a lion

Surprising me its prey

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I call upon the Lord, my strength

My rock, my fortress, my all in all

He's all I have, these dark days

When despair comes, and joy away falls

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Lord, guide me, sustain me

Bring me to full trust in you

Lead me through these dark valleys

Guide me forever and always toward you

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When patience is required

And no action do I see

Again I cry my heart to God

"Lord, have you deserted me?"

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A tribulation, this waiting

Courage slowly, painfully, leaves

Yet the Lord, he sustains me

As always he has, though my heart bleeds

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Lord, help me, protect me

Hold me in you hands

My Father in Heaven

In your arms keep me

Forever and to the end