Lord, for To-morrow and its Needs

Melody -

Mary Xavier, 1877

Lord, for to-morrow and its needs
I do not pray;
Keep me, my God, from stain of sin,
Just for to-day.

2. Help me to labour earnestly
And duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed,
Father, to-day.

3. Let me be slow to do my will,
Prompt to obey;
Help me to sacrifice myself
Gladly, to-day.

4. Let me no wrong or idle word
Unthinking say;
Set thou a seal upon my lips
Through all to-day.

5. Let me in season, Lord, be grave,
In season gay:
Let me be faithful to thy grace,
Dear Lord, to-day.

6. And if to-day this life of mine
Should ebb away,
Give me thy Sacrament divine,
Father, to-day.

7. So for to-morrow and its needs
I do not pray:
Still keep me, guide me, love me, Lord,
Through each to-day.


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