A Cleansing Flame
November 1, 2009
By Ruth Bell Graham
Test me, Lord, and give me strength
to meet each test
not striving nervously to do my best,
not self-assured, or careless as in
but with Your aid.
Purge me, Lord, and give me grace to
bear the heat
of cleansing flame;
not bitter at my lowly lot, but mete
to bear my share of suffering and keep
in Jesus’ name. d:
Taken by permission from “Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems,” by Ruth Bell Graham, ©1977, 1992, 1997 The Ruth Graham Literary Trust.