Lord, renew my strength so that I may praise You;
Breathe Your Spirit into me so that You will be exalted.
Even when persecuted, Your people will praise You;
When held back, they will only become stronger.
The voice of Your children will always be heard—
They cannot be silenced.
Great is Your name over all the earth—it will not be suppressed.
It is by Your existence I have been created;
By Your blood I am healed.
By Your love I continue to stand;
By Your hand I am able to move.
By Your Spirit my strength is restored;
By Your wisdom all truth is brought out.
By Your mercy forgiveness is given;
By Your grace we become Your children.
Where the Lord calls me, I will go;
Where I have need, He will provide.
Where He leads, I will follow;
When I stay in His light, He is there with me.
My body becomes stiff and my heart grows weary.
My legs get to where they can hardly stand and my head can no longer be lifted up.
I fall to my knees before You,
For still You are worthy to be praised.
With my face to the ground I worship,
For You alone are to be glorified.
You are my source of strength and Your Spirit is the air that I breathe.
You, O God, restore my soul.
You, my Lord, keep my heart uplifted.
I quiet myself;
In silence I wait upon the Lord.
All anger melts away;
The burden of distress is removed from my shoulders.
You bring peace to my soul and strengthen my heart;
You remind me that You are with me.
All distance is taken;
I am forever with You.
You are my Protector;
The enemy can do me no harm.
You withstand pain that the strongest man cannot survive.
You take hold of death that mankind cannot even see.
You bear the weight of sin that is not Your own;
You take all shame upon Yourself.
You take the punishment of death and offer restoration of life.
For a life that is broken,
You give life that is new.
For life that is short,
You give life that is eternal.
For a life that is empty,
You give a life that is filled.
A life that is in darkness,
You bring into light.
May Your desires become my desires,
And Your thoughts my thoughts.
May the works of my hands reflect Your ways;
May my feet be quick in the way You have for me to go.
May my heart be right before You,
And my words what You have placed on my mouth to speak.
With our hands we shed innocent blood;
With our feet we walk upon broken bones.
We point our fingers and accuse;
We cast stones by our angry words.
We boast in our belongings yet they are as heavy chains about our ankles—blessed is the man who is free from them!
We claim to know more than every previous generation, but we place our hands over our ears to wisdom.
Let’s put down anger and resentment and offer hands of kindness.
Let’s walk on a path that is right, and leads to life and peace.
Let’s give to those who have need, putting our hope in the unseen.
With a humble heart, let’s seek wisdom from the Lord and our elders, and our ways will be made straight.
Through storms Your voice can still be heard;
In lost places You are within arms reach.
When denied, You remain faithful;
When mocked, You continue to give;
While hate rises against You, Your love remains firm.
Over all sin and shame Your forgiveness reigns.
Over darkness and regret Your light overcomes.
You call to the weary, You wait at the door for the hurting.
You desire to heal the broken heart;
You long to restore every man’s soul.
You seek after the lost and bring food to the hungry;
You satisfy in a way only You can–
What the world brings does not last,
All that it offers does not fully fill.
These things become broken;
They do not stand through strong winds.
But You, O Lord, still remain.
With Your arms stretched out You offer a place.
A place of no hurting or shame;
Where no man can bring down.
A place of restoration and peace;
Where Your love overwhelms.
I look upon You, oh Lord;
Day and night I seek Your face.
You take my every thought captive;
All anger and fear becomes dry as dust—Your Spirit washes away all doubt.
You turn my tears of sadness to tears of joy;
My distress fades away.
You restore my soul and weary heart;
By Your Spirit You supply me.
Your love is not measured out, but generously given—how great is Your love, oh Lord!
In You I remain confident;
By Your strength I continue to stand.
May all glory be upon You;
Kings and servants will be at Your feet.
No darkness will prevail,
For Your light cannot be overcome.
All deceivers will be revealed,
All truths will be brought out.
You alone will be lifted high;
Only You are worthy to be praised.