The fear of pain I often find,
Is worse to bear than pain.
Once that fear invades your mind,
It grows within your brain.
That ice cold shaft of dread,
Which in your thoughts appears,
To dangle just above your head.
Is an icicle of needless tears,
With rising sun, the frost will ease,
And melt that sword of Damocles.
Throughout the dark and lonely night,
Those who with faith are blessed.
When faced with pain, do not take fright,
But kneel and pray for healing rest.
Thus break the bond of chilling fear,
Giving restful peace of mind,
Knowing heaven's help is near,
Whatever suffering they find,
Then awake refreshed to greet the day,
With hope and courage come what may.