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Illumine My Soul

Oh Lord, look deep inside my heart.
Examine each flaw, each selfish part.
Flood my soul with your cleansing light;
Wash away the darkness, remove every blight.

Years I wandered far from you, stumbling and blind.
Years I wasted foolishly, following my own mind.
Oh, the road was clearly marked, and help was all around.
But I was stubborn and rebellious, standing my own ground.

I surrounded myself with people, and things for which I cared.
Erecting a barrier between my God and I; my soul I never bared.
Hiding behind this makeshift wall, I thought myself secure.
Yet my defenses were pierced by a light so bright and pure.

One by one those things I valued were stripped and peeled away;
Leaving me to face my God in the cold clear light of day.
Excuses I made, to justify my willful, rebellious way.
Yet words were fleeting sounds, until there was naught to say.

Illumine my soul Lord, expose the darkness within;
Flood my innermost being with your glory, wash away every sin.
Cleanse and renew my mind, my heart, my soul;
Restore the joy of my salvation, make me every bit whole.

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