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Help Thou My Unbelief

 

 

Harold Macdonald

I have not praised You lately as I ought

But said the words and left the deed undone,

and kindly thoughts of others not begun,

and works of love or acts of mercy. Not.

 

‘Tis empty handed, I approach your throne;

belated my remembrance of your Being,

again transformed by what I was not seeing;

I am two persons in one flesh and bone;

 

the one consumed by joy and trust in You

who waits in peace the coming of his death;

the other fearing every taken breath!

Remove my unbelief and leave the good and true.

 

Your promises, unworthy though I be,

they alone will lift and comfort me.