Lord, let me love; let loving be the symbol
of grace that warms my heart; and let me find,
Thy loving hand to still me when I tremble
at thy command to love all humankind.
Lord, let me love, though love may be the losing
of every earthly treasure I possess.
Lord, make thy love the pattern of my choosing,
and let Thy will dictate my happiness.
Lord, let me love the lowly and the humble,
forgetting not the mighty and the strong;
And give me grace to love those who may stumble,
nor let me seek to judge of right or wrong.
Lord, let my parish be the world unbounded,
let love of race and clan be at an end;
Let every hateful doctrine be confounded
that interdicts the love of friend for friend.