I am growing old but refuse to decline.
God help me to be strong!
Body tired but please keep my mind
From lapsing far along–
In forgetfulness of your perfect word
My delight and my guide.
Please help me remember what You have taught
For you have never left my side!
Keep me from disobedience and sin.
The sins so rampant today.
Sometimes I grow calloused, not meaning to.
Keep my heart tender I pray!
Help me to remember others, the lost,
I know that is where Your heart lies.
Though Judas betrayed, You called him friend.
Over Jerusalem You cried!
Keep me from growing calloused and hard,
Turning away from the sad
When I could help with a kindly word
To make that sad heart glad!
So many thoughts and so many words
Debasing and sometimes untrue.
Dear God, I pray for a heart like thine!
A right Spirit, I pray, renew!
Sam’l Cox 3.12.05