Arm me for battle, Lord, that I may fight
the battles facing soldiers blessed with ease:
the callousness within my soul toward light
that hardens all the ground sins’ battles seize;
a mind recalcitrant and sharp with doubt
that you would ever answer my complaint;
the stab of fear that all I’ve learned about
your goodness, Lord, was nothing but a feint;
The shafts of anger I can never change
the circumstances You’ve prepared me for;
the hammer blows whenever I arrange
to do Your will but find You’ve shut the door.
Arm me for battle, Lord, that I may view
Your sovereign power turning me to You.