In Your Hands

You are my Lord!
Humbly I bow
And place myself
In Your Hands now.

You've kept me safe
By Your great power
Through all my days
Up to this hour.

Now I commit
For good or ill
All that I am -
In Your Hands still!

Your perfect plan
Shall still unfold
As in Your Hands
My life You hold.

With perfect peace
My heart is blessed,
As in Your Hands
Serene I rest.

Honoria A. Groves

(Written just before surgery, 1986)