Unwind my fingers, Lord,
wrapped tight around this ticking clock,
around the keys I hoard
prepared for every waiting lock.

Unhinge my jaws, O Lord,
clamped tight upon my bitten tongue.
Let me breathe out the words
to songs my fear has left unsung.

Unbend my shoulders, Lord—
as if the world could rest on me!
Let it go spinning forward
and never get the best of me.

Unclench my fists, O Lord,
and help me lay this anger down,
to sheathe again my sword
before in war and blood I drown.

Unchain my mind, O Lord,
from every lie I'd like to be,
to know your love outpoured
and let your mercy set me free.

Unbind my heart, O Lord,
and let it open once again
to meet you reaching toward
the world you've loved since it began.
By Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts – https://www.flickr.com/photos/39699193@N03/6899054550/, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=98491086

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