Oft In Hours Of Pain And Conflict

Oft in hours of pain and conflict,
Come these gracious words to me,
Full of tenderness and pity,
“As thy days, thy strength shall be.”
Not a sparrow ever falleth,
Nor a lamb bewildered stray,
But his loving arms enfold them,
As they shelter me today.

Ever the bruised reed is broken,
He will deign to hear my prayer,
That no trial shall befall me,
Greater than my heart can bear.
O the peace this promise bringeth,
All of doubt and fear aside,
That my trusting heart may ever,
In his boundless love confide.