Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday Prayer


I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.

I would be friend of all--the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving, and forget the gift;
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up, and laugh, and love and lift.
I would look up, and laugh, and love and lift.

I would be faithful through each passing moment;
I would be constantly in touch with God;
I would be strong to follow where He leads me;
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod;
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.

i would be true - howard arnold walter - 1906

2 comments:

Songbird said...

I love this hymn. I try to be this way. God help me. Amen.

Juniper said...

I rejoiced to be introduced to this hymn today - it's a chestnut, but a lovely one :)

If, like me, you are not familiar with the tune, you may find it here:
http://patriot.net/~bmcgin/true3.mid