I Do Not Pray That Life Be Spent


I do not pray that life be spent
On flow’ry beds of ease;
I only pray that Christ may guide
Across the stormy seas.

I do not pray that flow’rs may bloom
Along my pilgrim way;
I only ask that Christ may guide
My footsteps lest I stray.

If Thou wilt lead me by the hand,
And guide my trembling feet,
For Thee, O Christ, I’ll gladly drink
The bitter with the sweet.

What though my life be peace or pain,
‘Twill only soon be o’er;
I want to walk the way that leads
To heav’n’s eternal shore.