I need a strength to keep me true

And straight in everything I do;

I need a power to keep me strong

When I am tempted to do wrong;

I need a grace to keep me pure

When passion tries it deadly lure;

I need to live to keep me sweet

When hardness and mistrust I meet;

I need an arm to be my stay

When dark with trouble grows my day;

And naught on earth can these afford,

But all is found in Christ my Lord.