As A Remembrance At Christmas With All Good Wishes "A Petition"
| I do not ask for special help; For special gifts I do not plead;But give me like the lion's whelp Strength and will to supply my need. I do noyt ask the path shallbe a broad and oleasant road; I only pray Thou'll give to me Strong limbs to bear the load. I do not ask to see Thy ace Nor pray to touch Thy hand;I only ask for saving grace A heart to understand. And when I walk where human souls Grind out their day without Thy light; That I shall have thee strength that holds To lift them up to paths of right. Give me the power to help a friend, The strength and will to face a foe;So let me live and at the end,Lie down where quiet waters flow. William Nauns Ricks|