Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Father, I know that all my life is portioned out for me;
The changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see:
I ask Thee for a present mind, intent on pleasing Thee.

I would not have the restless will that hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do, or secret thing to know;
I would be treated as a child and guided where I go.

I ask Thee for the daily strength, to none that ask denied,
A mind to blend with outward life, while keeping at Thy side,
Content to fill a little space, if Thou be glorified.

In service which Thy will appoints there are no bonds for me;
My secret heart is taught the truth that makes Thy children free;
A life of self-renouncing love is one of liberty.

Anna L. Waring

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