As I was reading a beautiful poem that Flipmom posted, it reminded me of a discussion topic I've been meaning to start.
I stumbled across a poem years ago that has always stuck with me. It usually comes to mind when I'm reminded that there are people in the world with needs and problems bigger than my own. I later found out that it's actually a hymn that was shortened, because the last paragraph is repeated throughout the song. Here's how it read in the book:
OTHERS by Charles D. Meigs
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 efforts be to rise again,
Unless to live for—Others.
And when my work on earth is done,
And my new work in Heav’n’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 like Thee.
Is there a poem, songs, etc that inspire, uplift or have a deep meaning to you. You don't have to type out it's entirety if you don't want to. But please feel free to share what ever part or in any way you see fit.
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