Through my pain only one name
Overcoming my shame, only one name
Beyond my anger, only one name
With fear of danger, only one name
From cloud of doubt, only one name
My spirit shout, only one name
I carry my cross though I ponder great loss
Such losses be mine, such losses be yours
Filling the space from the walls and the floors
Reaching out to creation, God's Church and beyond
Feeling His abrasion as mine become gone
I will thank Him for the storms, the cold and the rain.
Waves of Mammon's hatred come again and again.
But that is just fine, I'm no pawn in his game
I'll not be luke-warm or just found to be lame.
I rise from the dust to carry God's name
but neither for pride, for envy or fame
but the sake of His Church, that we not be the same
as the world which is watching to put us to flame
they will see me and know I am changed
through only His strength, my nature to tame
and hear Him say "Servant, come forth without blame."
then reach back for another and help them to gain
and find their way out of the cold and the rain.