Anna Laetitia Waring

(19 April 1823 – 10 May 1910 / Galmorganshire, Wales)

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Father, I Know That All My Life

"My times are in Thy hand." -- Psalm XXXI.15

Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me,
And the changes that are sure to come,
I do not fear to see;
But I ask Thee for a present mind
Intent on pleasing Thee.

I ask Thee for a thoughtful love,
Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes;
And a heart at leisure from itself,
To soothe and sympathise.

I would not have the restless will
That hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do
Or secret thing to ...

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