Not by entreaty shall I ask For happiness to warm and light My daily journey's every task. My plea shall speak in kindly deeds, Forgetting self and human will, That meet with joy another's needs; In thought that, as the summer rain Drops sweet refreshment on the land, Can bring release from grief and pain; In consciousness of Love that lives In every pure and Christly hope, And increase of high purpose gives; In psalms, unframed by mortal tongue, That blessed healing shall bestow All earthly scenes of men among— Not in mere words! My journey trod, A living and unceasing prayer: A prayer of gratitude to God!
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