The Suppliant’s Song – a Hymn written in prison

Mark’s faith has been an important source of strength for him in prison. Many have been moved by Mark’s music in Church, where he plays the piano and violin for the weekly services. Mark wrote this special prayer for the prison choir, which speaks not only to his own personal journey, but to the struggles faced by many of the men there.

 

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O Lord my God, answer me,
Hear my prayer when I’m in need.
O Lord my God, come to me,
Give me the strength to carry on.

O set me free from these chains,
To live in praise of your name.

O Lord my God, comfort me,
When tears are falling from my eyes.
O Lord my God, abide in me,
Fill my soul with your mighty grace.

I place my life in your hands,
I give my all to you.

O Lord my God, forgive my ways,
Give me this chance to make amends.
O Lord my God, guide me,
When I don’t know which way to turn.

O set me free from these chains,
To live in praise of your name.

O Lord my God, I give thanks to you,
I count the blessings in my life.
O Lord my God, I give praise to you,
For your mercy and your love.

I place my life in your hands,
I give my all to you.

© Copyright 2014 Mark Alexander – published under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

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