Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Poem for Today...

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 non 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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