Dear God, please see that I remain
As any rose, that craves cool rain
In summer's blazing heat.
And though, to battle must I go
In armor, cold and grey,
Please see, dear God that soft and kind
And warm my heart remains
And though I dare not cry, in fright,
When lighting strikes, alone at night,
Please let my arms stand ready,
To bring hope and strength and light .
And please dear God, this most of all,
-Though a fortress must stand fast and tall-
Please, keep me gentle, keep me small
And shine through me, to one and all.
Please let me stay as you intend
A graceful doe, until the end,
A women made with loving hands,
To nurture life, to bring forth man.