Try as I may to say the right words
It's hard to relate to circles like mine
I hold out my hand to say what you've said
But bridges have burned and the rivers so wide

Why do you trust the mystery of heaven come down to weak earthen people
Like a language that I don't yet quite understand
I'm speaking in phrases with gestures so feeble
Oh try as I may

Try as I may describing the taste
Of paradise found the sweetness of grace
But dark is the road and thieves guard the way
Hoping to steel every word that I say

Why do you place a treasure so precious as this in my clumsy fingers
Like a master who paints with the hand of his child
I'm smearing the image and tearing the paper
Try as I may

God of destiny, weave your tapestry
Every thread falling into place
Open eyes to see here I am father send me
Come in your power Come with your grace
Try as I may

Why do you trust the mystery of heaven come down to weak earthen people
Like a language that I don't yet quite understand
I'm speaking in phrases with gestures so feeble