Real gold fears no fire

So Lord, give to me the suffering

That purifies me

This is my trembling desire.


Trembling because I am afraid

Trembling because I don’t want the pain

But if pain is what you will use

To draw me close to You

Then I am willing.


Real gold fears no fire

So Lord, whatever it takes

Break me down

So that Your Name is lifted higher

Be exalted through my life.


You must become greater and I, less

Because only You satisfy in the brokenness

And no matter what, I have reason to rejoice and sing,

For if I have Christ, then I have everything


Real gold fears no fire

So whatever it may cost

Lord, refine me.


(Inspired from 1 Peter 1:6-7 and the persecuted believers around the world.)