LORD, Raise me up!
When I am weary and heavy-ladened LORD, lift me up,
So I can run carefree like the deer;
And, like an agile mountain goat,
I can climb over perilous, craggy mountain ridges,
Overlooking deep canyons and torrential streams!
LORD, lift me up
To walk on stormy seas,
Not looking at the troubled waters,
But upon YOUR Loving, Compassionate Face!
No longer depending on my own frail human strength,
But upon YOUR Almighty, invincible strength!
Lord, fortify my spirit!
Patiently, waiting to hear YOU say,
My child, all is well! Do not be afraid!
For I, the LORD GOD, is your ever-present help in trouble!
I will never leave you nor forsake you!
I am the SOVEREIGN GOD in charge.
So lean on and trust ME!
O My GOD of all Comfort, please abide in me,
For YOU are my REFUGE and FORTRESS!
There is no fear when YOU are forever near!
I will not lean upon my own understanding,
But upon YOUR magnificent power to prevail,
And overcome all difficulties;
I will trust that YOU will grant me the PEACE
That surpasses all understanding!