Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer

Father, hear the prayer we offer: not for ease that prayer shall be,
but for strength that we may ever live our lives courageously.

Not for ever in green pastures do we ask our way to be;
but the steep and rugged pathway may we tread rejoicingly.

Not for ever by still waters would we idly rest and stay;
but would smite the living fountains from the rocks along our way.

Be our strength in hours of weakness, in our wanderings be our guide;
through endeavour, failure, danger, Father, be thou at our side.