– An Old English Wise PrayerAn o
TIME I have just a little minute, Only sixty seconds in it, Just a tiny little minute, Give account if I abuse it; Forced upon me; can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it. But it’s up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it; But eternity is in it. Give us Lord, a bit of sun, A bit of work and a bit of fun. Give us, in all struggle and sputter, Our daily whole grain bread and food. Give us health, our keep to make And a bit to spare for others’ sake. Give us too, a bit of song And a tale and a book, to help us along. Give us Lord, a chance to be Our goodly best for ourselves and others Until men learn to live as brothers in peace.