Of all the bustling that’s a part of life
Help me to focus on You Lord this day
That I might perform that which I should do
That I may relate that which I should say.
Dear Lord, watch over my soul by the hour;
Let me not wander from the path and stray.
Keep me from danger, both, seen and not seen.
Let me not idle, but to watch and pray.
Lord, as I humble my life now ‘fore You,
Please do look upon this pot of pure clay—
Ah! Keep me today. And as well each day.
E’en when in twilight, and I’m old and gray.
Dear Lord, for whate’er in front of me lay,
Grant it that always with You I will stay.
© 2012 Walterrean Salley