Father please, beside me stand.
Walk with me through thirsty land.
I need Your grace-bless every hour
to learn to spurn my own flesh power,
for only loss can let me gain
Your strength, which comes from knowing pain.
So grant me, Lord, the time to pray,
and in Your presence daily stay
will I as humble, servant-child,
learning to be meek and mild
and love and laugh and let hurt go,
and let Your Spirit through me flow.