Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace,
A voice of joy, a shining face,
That I may show, where’re I turn,
Thy love within my soul doth burn.
Though life be sweet and joy be dear,
Be in my mind a quiet fear,
A patient strength in pain and care,
An enmity to dark despair.
A tenderness for all that stray,
With strength to help them on the way,
A cheerfulness, a heav’nly mirth
Brightening my steps along the way.
Rosa Mulholland 1886
And he said unto me. My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(II Cor. 12:9)