Dear Father, grant that this new day may be
As bread and wine of sacrament to me;
The wine of inner light, that I may know
The cleansing sweetness of thy spirit's flow;
The bread of thy substance, that I may share
The load of those who have too much to bear,
And thus re‑consecrate to thy great plan
My life, my all, to serve my fellow man.

songs of the nightingale