Dear Jesus, lay thy wounded Hand
upon my weary head,
and teach me to have courage
in the paths that I must tread.
Bless me, and bless those whom I love,
and give us grace to see:
these crosses bravely borne by us
will keep us close to thee.
And if at times a shadow falls
in unexpected ways,
put thy gentle Hand in mine
and guide me through the days.
So bless my people, one and all,
with thy protecting grace,
and impart to them thy Wisdom
‘ere they meet thee face to face.