Lyrical Voice By: Lakella L. Taylor And Frankie Fipps Joy in the Midst of my Pain By: Lakella L. Taylor God give me the strength I need to go on My heart is wailing, sorrowful My soul lies driven in by the tide of despair. Lord lift up my heart; lift up my soul, save me From my affliction and pain. For great is my love for thee. For thy art my joy in the midst of my pain.
Acknowledgments I want to acknowledge several people who have given many hours of their time and expertise in helping me make this project a reality. One is Barbara Crafton, whose advice, support, and depth of life and ministry I greatly appreciate. She walked me through this process with clarity and gentle prodding and deftly critiqued the manuscript. I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Sue Stanley, who labored for many months typing the various changes in the text. Her patience, humor, and generosity