Follow You

From the first rays of morning
As they break the clouds of night
Radiant fingers split the curtains
Draw me blinking to the light
O majestic Creator
Help me live within your sight
As I give my life to you today

Lord I give you the pathways
That my feet will traverse
On the roads often travelled
Or the highways less rehearsed
Watch my coming and going
God of all the universe
For I want to follow you today

When it goes against the grain 
Though the world should turn in hate 
Help me always follow you 

Lord I offer the work that
I’ve been given to do
Help me through the tasks before me
Whether many, whether few
May my joy be unchanging
Knowing who I am in you
Fill me up to live for you today

In the day’s interactions
With the people I will see
Closest friend or distant stranger
To love them as you love me
Help me just to be like Jesus
Even love my enemies
As I seek to follow you today

When it goes against the grain 
Though the world should turn in hate 
I will follow after you 

Lord I give you the evening
Praise you in the fading light
As I come to my resting
Be my peace in the night
Even speak in my dreaming
And when morning comes again
I will follow you until the end

© Ben Trigg 2014

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