… Lord, will you give me a merry heart,
For those I love, for me to go through this plight?
… The road is too long, I know.
Is beset with fears and woe;
Grievous things and pain!
How great is my longing for laughter again!
I long a smile that says, “I love you;
“You’ll be alright, this can’t be true!”
… Throughout these trying test,
And years ahead, Lord, I’ve been blest.
Teach me to view clearly this new life;
And learn to have compassion not strife!
… Grant me Lord the grace of a merry heart,
For those I love, for suffering world, take away my plight!! …