lay your wounded hand upon my weary head,
and teach me to have courage in the paths that I must tread.
Bless me, and bless those whom I love,
and give us grace to see these crosses
bravely borne by us will keep us close to Thee.
And if at times a shadow falls in unexpected ways,
put Your gentle Hand in mine and guide me through the days.
So bless my people, one and all, with Your protecting grace,
and impart to them Your wisdom before they meet You face to face.