LORD, I WANT TO BE GOLD

“Lord, I want to be gold
This is my prayer to Thee;
I need the pressure –
I need the FIRE –
To be what You want me to be.

I want to be gold, Lord!
Whatever the cost may be!
(To lose a loved one)
(To lose my health)
I just want what You want for me.

Mine is not to ask “why?” dear Lord
When trials come and go;
I must believe –
Without a doubt –
That those trials help me grow.

So when testings come my way, O Lord,
They’re only for my good;
The fires won’t burn me –
The pressures won’t crush me –
If I’m resting in Your Word.

Make my life transparent, Lord
Refine me in Your mold,
And send the pressures –
And send the fires –
And make my life as gold!

Scott Mitchell
1981