My earthly work, whatever it may be--
Call me not hence with mission unfulfilled;
Let me not leave my space of ground untilled.
Impress that truth upon me that not one
Can do my portion that I leave undone.
Lord, keep me gentle, keep me still--
Lord, keep me kind,
Lest I lose all Thy loveliness--
Lest I be blind!
©Ogbomosho, Jan 1, 1961 Linnie Jane Joslin Burks