Tender Shepherd, Sovereign Lord, lead me now when life is hard;
In Your goodness fully rest, freely trust Your purposes.
Lift my gaze from dark despair, sin and sorrow reigning here,
To the Gospel’s glorious light, empty tomb, victorious Christ!
This is my prayer, my prayer,
In my trial, this my prayer.
Loving Father, Faithful One, give the weary strength to run.
Let me see the Lamb anew keeping silence when accused,
Casting every right aside, laying down His very life.
Like my Savior, let me trust God the Judge, forever just.
God-Who-Sees, Emmanuel, bring me through affliction well.
Let my broken heart embrace what You’re teaching me through pain.
Move me closer to the cross through the grief and through the loss
Till from sorrow I can say, “Christ exalted, Jesus praised!”