Joyful in hope, faithful in prayer,Those things come easily,
But patience is much harder, Lord,
Faced with adversity.
I’d ask that You show me, again,
How patience ought to look,
But You have taught me that before.
The lessons never took.
So I will work on faithful prayer,
And hope most joyfully
That someday I will grow enough
To suffer patiently.
But until then help me to guard
My thoughts, the words I say,
For when afflicted I tend to
Let my temper hold sway.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.