O Lord, the maze of earthly ways
confused our intent;
give us thy light to walk aright
through our bewilderment.
The burdened sigh and anguished cry
that so disturb and taunt
are sounds of fear through which we hear
humanity in want.
Give us the heart to do our part,
to live the ancient creed,
express our care, respond, and share,
to meet another's need.
By helping people live again
most fully, we serve thee;
again today we hear thee say,
"You've done it unto me."