Hope is holding on when all seems lost.
Looking for light when only dark seems clear.
Hoping is loving even when love is hard,
And hanging on to all we hold dear.
Lord hold my hand and never permit
That I should fail to see my way.
Keep our feet on the path ahead
Even when we cannot see the day.
Hold each friend I hold in prayer.
Keep them close to the Mother's breast.
Lord I lift them each up to you.
Give them hope to stand the test.
Touch each grieving heart with love.
Rain compassion down to ease their pain.
Bring them safely to the light
And do not let their sufferings be in vain.