Oh God, most beautiful, arise
to shine upon my weary ways,
transform these shadows into light,
and turn familiar tears to praise.
These days stretch on like endless night,
weigh heavy as an iron chain
when I forsake your kindnesses
to sow my heart with seeds of pain.
But You are glorious in Your deeds,
in wisdom raining from above.
My days are fashioned by your hand
and held securely in Your love.
Oh Lord, You are the joy of life,
the love that makes this darkness shine,
and under storm-clad skies, I’ll stay
with You who gave Your life for mine.