May Your Power Rest On Me

51CZEScSB+L._SL160_This morning during my prayer time, I listened to the song May Your Power Rest On Me from Sojourn’s Over the Grave CD.  It tied so perfectly to my own prayers that when I listened and sang along, my heart swelled within as I thought of the power of God and my own weakness.

Over the Grave is an album of songs based on the hymn writing of Isaac Watts.  This particular song was based on Watt’s Hymn #15.  Here are the lyrics.  Read them slowly and reflect on them.  I hope you will make these words your own prayer today.

Let me hear my Savior say

“Your strength shall return.”

Then I’ll rejoice in my weakness

As I lean on your grace.

As I lean on your grace.

Chorus:

May your power rest on me.

You are strong when I am weak.

I can bear all things when temptation springs

For you sustain me all my days.

Let me know my Savior’s face.

Let my hope be secure.

Then I’ll rejoice in my weakness

As I lean on your grace.

As I lean on your grace.

Chorus:

May your power rest on me.

You are strong when I am weak.

I can bear all things when temptation springs

For you sustain me all my days.

Once from the Lord withdrawn

I thought that I could live my life alone

Leaving the solid ground

I sank beneath his wisdom

The harder I tried to climb

The closer I was to find

How great is my weakness

Chorus:

May your power rest on me

You are strong when I am weak

I can bear all things when temptation springs

For you sustain me all my days

Though the trial still goes on

Your grace will be my song

For I can bear all things when temptation springs

For you sustain me all my days.

May your power rest on me.

May your power rest on me.

–Written by Joel Gerdis and Neil Robins

You may download the song by clicking on the album cover at the top of the post.