Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for others.
Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I’d do for You
Must needs be done for others.
Let “Self” be crucified and slain
And buried deep: and all in vain
May effort be to rise again
Unless to live for others.
And when my work on earth is done
And my new work in heaven’s begun
May I forget the crown I’ve won
While thinking still of others.
Others, Lord, yes others,
Let this my motto be,
Help me to live for others,
That I may live for Thee.
C. D. Meigs