They say I have a strong heart,
But it feels weak in my chest.
I really don’t know where to start,
But to say that I’ve been blessed.
I tried to take my own life,
As it says in the report.
Condemned by the words of my wife,
I thought it my last resort.
But the Lord stepped in and saved me,
Mercy and grace unreserved…
…From the sin that so enslaved me,
And the hell that I deserved.
…From the strongholds of addiction
That plagued my every thought.
…From the burdens and affliction
That upon myself I’d wrought.
He gave me the strength to endure,
And through faith taught me to cope…
…That I might be presented as pure
Unto the God of all hope.
…That I might resist temptation
To fall back to fleshly ways,
And proclaim His resurrection
The remainder of my days.
He lives in me, and I in Him,
His strength perfected in weakness…
…That my eyes, once grieved and dim,
Might come to shine in meekness.
…That some might see a different me –
Give the glory to God above.
All fear absolved, eternally
Living in His perfect love.