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Friday, September 30, 2011

Others


Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for - Others.

Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I do for you
Must needs be done for - Others.

Let "self" be crucified and slain
And buried deep; and all in vain
May efforts be to rise again
Unless to live for - Others.

And when my work on earth is done
And my new work in heaven's begun
May I forget the crown I've won
While thinking still of - Others.

Others, Lord, yes others
Let this my motto be
Help me to live for others
That I may live for Thee.

(Charles D. Meigs)

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