Help Me To Relinquish
Father, help me to relinquish all the things I dearly hold
All the ways I try to cling to, in my persistent self-control
Give me rest from every burden I so needless carry ‘round
All the anxious moments in me that deny any peace be found
Let me finally see the end of all that I defend
Let me lay them at Your feet for your able hands to mend
I’m too weary to continue to find ways to circumvent
Any consequence of sin I tried never to prevent
Now I give You every care, every anxious moment spent
That I was never meant to carry, I now confess and do repent.
Let me live a life surrendered to your loving rod and staff
Let my faith and trust grow stronger in the face of wheat AND chaff
Now I lay down at Your feet all the things that keep me from
Singing praises to your Name, and crying, “Not MY will be done “ !
Take away all understanding that is not on You I lean
As I give You full permission to direct YOUR paths, Supreme !