Prayer II - All My Want
Grant, oh Thou my Lord
That when all my wants are supplied
And petitions answered
And desires fulfilled
That I may not cease to pray
Or neglect to seek Thy presence
Or lose care to draw near Thee
That I may not grow full and forget Thee
But continue to cry out to Thee
Not for temporal wants
Or earthly desires
Or anything outside Thyself that Thou wouldst give me
But for Thyself
That I may see and know more of Thee
That I may walk more closely with Thee
And be holy as Thou art holy.
What greater thing, my Lord, can Thy grace give me -
What fuller overflow of fullness canst Thou pour out
Upon my soul
Than Thy own fullness, sweetness, goodness
Might and mercy?
Oh pillar of cloud and flame that leads me day and night
Thou art the rock that goeth with me, quenching thirst
And manna, heaven-sent to feed my soul
Thy mighty, saving joy doth flow like milk and honey
Thy power doth conquer all my foes.
Oh Christ, who ever meets my need,
In every wilderness
And in green valleys,
When I am brought to feel no wants,
Grant me never to forget that Thou Thyself art all to me.