Jason S. DeRouchie (3/9/14)

And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them” (Isaiah 42:16).

O Father of light, disperse darkness today,
Supplying hope and help for those in pain.
Grant strength and sight, trust and care.
Let dawn rise in our souls, even as you bear
Our weakness, our guilt, our doubts, our faults;
You take them all, in light of the cross.

You are the God who supplies and satisfies;
Please do so today, even at this cry.
Grant provision and protection as you deem best,
But in your strong hand let our souls find rest.
In victory let us praise your name,
And in defeat help us do the same.

You are our bomb shelter, our picnic shelter,
Our warm house on a cold day.
You bring spring after an extended winter;
You give blue sky where there was once gray.
You’re the disperser of darkness who overcomes night.
Your morning rays enable us to fight.

So be near, empowering us to persevere.
Enflame our faith as you wipe our tears.
Uphold our lives; let us not be put to shame.
Let us live boldly for the fame of your name.
May your brightness shine from our face,
Magnifying mercy, magnifying grace.

In your faithfulness we do delight.
We rejoice that you have given us sight.
We see that you are on the throne––
For us, not against us, this we know.
Fuel our faith and empower our pleasure.
You are our hope, our help, our treasure.