You Wax Here, I Wane There

Where I seek your face
When I love your praise
Where I desire your purpose
Where my will is exactlly yours
Let my strength wax here
Brighten my path
That you may increase

Where I seek my own
When I crave for praise
Where I set out on my desires
Where my own will is stronger than anything else
Let my strength wane there
That I may diminish

Where I walk in righteousness
And do the works of He that sent me
Where I offer sacrifices as you prescribe
And offerings from a heart of love
Let my strength wax here
Brighten my path
That you may increase

Where I walk in iniquity
And go about my own business
Where I offer sacrifices as I deem fit
And offerings to gain your favor
Let my strength wane there
That I may diminish

When Your word is my delight
And Your testimony is my meditation
As I choose to trust and obey
As I decide to follow and yield
Let my strength wax here
Brighten my path
That you may increase

When I trust others words more
And I muse over them
When I disregard your commands
And follow after another
Let my strength wane there
That I may diminish

When my delight is in you
And my soul longs for no other
When I hear your voice
And peace floods my heart
Let my strength wax here
Brighten my path
That you may increase

When I begin to delight in another
And my soul begind to lust
When I hear all others but You
When desires cloud my vision and anxiety my heart
Let my strength wane there
That I may diminish

When I gaze upon the cross
And see that salvation is in no other and nothing else
And love stairs up within me
To dedicate the rest of my life to your bidding only
Let my strength wax here
Brighten my path
That you may increase

When I shift my gaze
And begin to trust in works and rituals
Self righteousness hardening my soul causing hatred for my brother
When I schedule rites and rituals for keeping good conscience
Let my strength wane there
That I may diminish

That You, O Lord, may increace 
And I may diminish

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