I Bring Those Whom I Love
I bring those whom I love to You,
commit each to Your loving care:
then carry them way again nor leave them there:
forgetting You Who lived to die (and rose again!) care more than I.
So back I come with my heart’s load,
confessing my lack of faith in You alone,
addressing all I cannot understand to You Who do.
You know each heart, each hidden wound, each scar,
each one who played a part in making those we bring
to You the ones they are (and dearer to You than us, by far),
So—now I give them to Your loving care, with thankful heart,
—and leave them there.
By Ruth Bell Graham