Sunday Glory

Warm Our Hearts With Thy Love

Oh, God, who made the summer

               and warmed the earth with beauty.

Warm our hearts with gratitude

                and devotion to our duty,

For in this age of violence,

               rebellion and defiance

We’ve forgotten the true meaning

               of “dependable reliance”–

We have lost our sense of duty

               and our sense of values, too,

And what was once unsanctioned,

               no longer is taboo,

Our standards have been lowered

               and we resist all discipline,

And our vision has been narrowed

                and blinded to all sin–

Oh, put the summer brightness

               in our closed, unseeing eyes

                                                            So in the careworn faces

               that we pass we’ll recognize

The heartbreak and the loneliness,

               the trouble and despair

That a word of understanding

               would make easier to bear–

Oh, God, look down on our cold heart

               and warm them with Your love,

And grant us Your forgiveness

               which we’re so unworthy of.

                        Helen Steiner Rice 

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About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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