I have no other helper than you,
No other father, I pray to you.
Only you can help me.
My present misery is too great.
Despair grips me and I am at my wit’s end.
O Lord, Creator, Ruler of the World, Father,
I thank you that you have brought me through.
How strong the pain was – but you were stronger.
How deep the fall was – but you were even deeper.
How dark the night was – but you were the noonday sun in it.
You are our father, our mother, our brother and our friend.
Reproduced with kind permission from Darton, Longman and Todd; John Carden and the Church Missionary Society.