Need a strength to keep me true
And straight in whatever I do.
I need a power to keep me strong
When I am tempted to do wrong.
I need a grace to keep me pure
When passion tries its deadly lure.
I need a love to keep me sweet
When hardness and mistrust I meet.
I need an arm to be my stay
When dark with trouble grows by day;
And nothing on earth can these afford,
But all is found in my Lord.