All that We Need

Not what we want, dear Lord, but what we need
To raise our thoughts above earth's mists and storms;
All that we need to fortify our home,
To make a shelter, whence Thy sheep to feed,
For this we pray.

All that we need, dear Lord, to make us wise,
To give us strength and courage to endure;
All that we need of firmness and of grace
When sin's dark forms before our vision rise,
For this we pray.

Yet all we need, dear Lord, of Love divine,
Of heavenly Truth, and Life's pure, glorious joy,
Thine overflowing plenty to impart,
To give to hungering hearts Thy bread and wine,
Is ours today.

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