Loud and obnoxious, I don’t want to be.
Calm, to speak gently, and smile pleasantly
What happened to me somewhere on the way
To make me defensive to so much they say
Defending myself when there’s really no need
I’ve been hurt so much, that my heart does still bleed
Lord, close up those wounds that are still so raw
Make the scars that I have, a strength, not a flaw
Make me an instrument of your peace
And all of the bitterness, help me release
This prayer today comes from deep in my soul
Lord, please give me back what the enemy stole.
I know what I ask is of things I must do
But I cannot do them without help from you.
So I’m placing myself in your gentle care
I trust in your love…you’ll help me get there.