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Rejoice always, pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).
1. I have no words
To praise you, Lord,
To thank you,
Or accept your will.
2. I have no strength
To cry aloud;
Instead, I wait,
Alone, and still.
3. I have no voice
To beg for help,
Rejoice in you,
Or mourn my loss.
4. I have no breath
To worship you –
All I can do
Is share your cross.
1. Praise him forever (Psalm 111:10; NLT).
If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
2. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have lain me in the dust and left me for dead (Psalm 22:15; NLT).
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).
Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress (Psalm 25:16; NLT).
3. I am so troubled that I cannot speak (Psalm 77:4; ESV).
From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help (Psalm 130:1; NLT).
Pour out your heart to him (Psalm 62:8; NLT).
I grieve over my loss (Lamentations 3:20; NLT).
4. My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe (Daniel 10:17; NLT).
Worship the Lord in all his holy splendour (1 Chronicles 16:29; NLT).
If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).
Let’s go, too – and die with Jesus (John 11:16; NLT).
If we die with him, we will also live with him. If we endure hardship, we will reign with him (2 Timothy 2:11-12; NLT).