This prayer of petition goes well with the reflections “IN THE REAR VIEW” on The Spiritual Combat, 5.
Acknowledging personal guilt, acknowledging infinite goodness and might of God.
A tendency will often be, after a fall, to fall in on myself. It seems the writer of this song recognized that tendency but overcame, rose, and went to God. This is always the best move after a fall. Go the the Father who loves. This is what the lost son did in Luke chapter 15. Recognizing his desperate situation, he decides: “I shall get up and go to my father” (Lk 15:18). Persevering and humble faith will rise and go to the Father!