While I’m Here
Holy Spirit come and fill me with desire,
My Lord guides me in times of strife.
Let His act of mercy and love now inspire,
And give the dead and dying new life.
Lord, rid me of all my doubts and fears,
Comfort me in your loving embrace.
Quiet my sobbing and dry my bitter tears,
Let my heart overflow with your grace.
Holy Spirit keep me strong in this day
Remind me the source of my salvation.
Although the world may not see the way,
You are the only hope for this nation.
God did create me and give me birth.
Christ died for me and gave me worth.
His Spirit guides me while here on earth.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 22 June 2017