This wild, untamable thing: my accursed heart
Yet every day, I do try
to put this rambunctious thing under my control
and heal my wand’ring mind;
to follow Your unfathomable ways
A difficult task, this I now know,
But Lord, I understand now that you know
The direction I am led by my heart.
I attempt to go, to follow your ways,
But it is sometimes so hard to try;
It takes every bit of my mind.
I struggle for divine control–
Not wanting, but needing Self-Control.
Your word teaches me all I need know
to settle my wand’ring mind
and find the path for my poor Heart.
But, honestly, I don’t want to try.
It’s too difficult to stumble in your ways
Much easier to stray and fall out of your ways.
If I surrender to your control,
And believe me, part of me wants to try,
but I hate to travel to what I don’t know.
I struggle daily against your heart
and beat against my own mind.
Who, Oh Lord can know your mind
is it impossible to follow your ways?
Let me hear your beating Heart
Let it take me over and control
That which I don’t want to know,
That which I am unwilling to try.
Let me more than want to try.
In the maze of my mind
Let me find what I know is there.
I wander throughout my mind’s ways,
and find an element of Self-Control
to bless upon my weak heart.
And I want you to know that I still try
Calming my heart and making still my mind
Lead me in your righteous ways as my self I learn to control