Oh Lord I feel so low, I am so drained
One more blow, I'll be down again
No matter how hard I crack my brain
It's all problems, discouragement
So why don't we get what we need
When we ask out of want,
not out of greed
Show me why or in my heart despair may breed
Clear my mind, let doubt not creep unto my creed.
I've heard it said so many times
Everything happens in God's own time
But then it seems the sun won't shine
To us who'd been waiting a long long time.
Forgive me Lord for rushing you every so often
Frustrations pile up, emotions come out in the open
Just can't wait for the right time to ripen
We're human, forgive us when this happens.
For most failures, I know I am to blame
But when I'm down, let me call out your name
I know life's ups and downs are part of the game
So right or wrong, please love me just the same.
So many times I worry about tomorrow
Oh how this has brought me much sorrow
I insist on my ways even so narrow
Forgeting you cared for a lowly sparrow.
Is it too late for me to change, I wonder!
My sins strike at me, like hail and thunder
With all this pressure that I am under,
Is it possible to fix my blunder?
My problems are too heavy, my head’s in a bow
Can I mend things, I’m not even sure how
I will try again, if your patience will allow
I'm lost at what to do, but I have to act now
Perhaps You truly did have a reason
For taking all I have, all at once, without caution
I now understand the value of my mission
To love and believe, always, without objection
You are the way, the truth, and the life
With you, in you, will end all worldly strife
And yet my heart seems pierced by a knife
Are all this the gateway to eternal life?
How fast did I forget my true mission?
Going for riches and losing my direction
Woe to me if I can’t follow my vocation
Woe indeed if I can’t partake of your creation.
Didn’t you tell me life is temporary?
That if I didn’t repent, I will be sorry?
Why then am I not changing course in a hurry?
What’s in sin that makes it seem so lovely?
Thanks for getting me back through confession
Of those desires that drove me into submission
But far worse are my sins of omission
They block my path to eternal salvation.
When feeling so uptight, Holy Spirit please come
Like a cool breeze you'll turn me so calm
Your power penetrates like a soothing balm
Nothing compares when you hold me in your palm.
Oh Lord, guide my mind, my heart, my hand
Make me useful to You in this troubled land
Small as I am, smaller than a grain of sand
Live in me, let them see in me, the Son of Man.
I saw an infant, life is beautiful like spring
I saw a grandma, life here can be so fleeting
Between the two, I felt life's true meaning
If not lived for you, life's not worth living.
Eternal and Merciful Lord
Feed us with the power of your Word
Tuck it on our side like a big sharp sword
To slay all evil in this wild sinful world.