[Written for the Sentinel]


Prepare my heart, O God,
To worship Thee aright;
Then shall I sing Thy praise
However dark the night.

And teach me how to pray
The prayer of faith, and see
The all-encircling good
Thou hast prepared for me.

Then would I sacrifice
All thoughts of selfishness,
And pour my treasures forth,
Humanity to bless;

Thus would Truth purify
My motives day by day,
And keep my consciousness,
That Love may with me stay:

And thus I would commune
With Thee—with Life and Love—
And hide my treasures all
With Thee in heaven above.

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