Thursday, 19 July 2007

My grandmother's favourite hymn


Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
keep me, my God, from stain of sin
just for today.

Let me both diligently work
and duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed,
just for today.

Let me be slow to do my will,
prompt to obey;
help me to sacrifice myself,
just for today.

Let me no wrong or idle word
unthinking say;
set thou a seal upon my lips
just for today.


Let me in season, Lord, be grave,
in season gay;
let me be faithful to Thy grace,
just for today.

And if today my tide of life
Should ebb away
Give me thy sacraments divine
Sweet Lord today.

In Purgatory's cleansing fires
Brief be my stay
Oh bid me if today I die
Go home today.
So for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
but keep me, guide me, love me, Lord,
just for today.

2 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Hey it's mine too! Love the pictures...

diana said...

Beautiful!