A Prayer

Do thou us guide, do thou direct,

Keep us from pride; love and protect.

Keep us from sin, from nets and snares,

From wicked men, from worldly cares.

From outward ill, and inward woes,

From Satan's skill and false repose.

From earthly toys, forbidden loves,

Counterfeit joys, dispel reprove.

Renew my heart, and change my will,

In every part thy love instill,

Teach me to pray, to meditate,

From day to day, early and late.

The witness give that Enoch had,

Within me live, and make me glad,

In thee and thine, thy works and ways,

Help me and mine, thy name to praise.

J. C.