Clothe yourself with humility;
Don’t try to take first place.
For God opposes all the proud,
But gives the humble grace.
Humble yourself beneath God’s hand;
Someday He’ll lift you high.
Cast your anxiety on Him;
His care will never die.
Be self-controlled and on alert;
Satan is prowling round.
He’s like a lion seeking prey;
Stand firm and don’t give ground.
Stand firm and steadfast in the faith;
You’re not alone in trial.
Your Christian brothers round the earth
Suffer like you a while.
The God of grace will see you through;
Someday His face you’ll see.
You’ll share the glory of His Son
For all eternity.
And after you have suffered here,
God will remove your care.
He’ll make you strong, steadfast, and firm;
His be the power fore’er!