Hold me and never let me go!
(A Puritan Prayer)
O God of love,
Preserve . . .
my understanding from error,
my affections from love of idols,
my lips from speaking deceit,
my conduct from stain of vice,
my character from appearance of evil;
that I may be
zealous for Your glory and the good
of my fellow-men.
Cast Your cords of love around my heart,
then hold me and never let me go!