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488 – At First I Prayed for Light

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At first I prayed for light:
Could I but see the way,
How gladly, swiftly would I walk
To everlasting day!
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And next I prayed for strength:
That I might tread the road
With firm, unfaltering feet, and win
The heaven’s serene abode.
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And then I asked for faith:
Could I but trust my God,
I’d live infolded in His peace,
Though foes were all abroad.
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But now I pray for love:
Deep love to God and man;
A living love that will not fail,
However dark His plan.
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And light and strength and faith
Are opening everywhere!
God waited patiently until
I prayed the larger prayer.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

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