A Prayer

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A Prayer
written by William Henry Davies
From "Poems 1930-1931", 1932 Link to further information




Lord, hear my morning's prayer!
Increase, O Lord, my power,
That as I feed Your birds
From such a slender store,
Turn all these crumbs to pounds,
To feed a thousand men -
As easy as I feed
A sparrow, tit, or wren.
But God, being jealous s till,
Can only smile and say -
'Serve me as you do now;
Feed My small birds and pray.
One dog to share one bone,
One woman to one hearth;
One man to share one house -
One Christ to share My Earth!'

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