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With all the strains and stresses

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With all the strains and stresses,

The pressures of each day,

My heart to you confesses

That I have lost my way.

My focus has been shifted

To problems facing me.

My eyes need to be lifted,

Fixed on eternity.


In my preoccupation

With every busy task,

The God of my salvation,

I have not sought to ask.

Anger, despair, resentment

Have taken hold of me.

I cannot find contentment,

My life a raging sea.


I strive to reach a pleasance

That cannot be attained

It's only by your presence

That perfect peace is gained.

As saints through all the ages

Had all their needs supplied.

This gift of grace, the wages

Of Jesus Christ who died.


With surgical precision

Restore and heal my soul.

Grant to me a new vision,

Let Christ be all my goal.

The Lord of all creation,

Beginning and the end,

The author of salvation,

Redeemer, Master, Friend.


James Hughes (October 2016)


Metre: 7.6.7.6. D


Tune - Wilton Square - Megan Watts-Hughes


Music Score

With all the strains.MID