This Single Pearl

O Savior! Work in me your righteousness,
And let me welcome suffering in my soul,
My time to learn my weakness, find your strength,
And grow in purity and holiness.

O Master! Stretch my heart for greater love,
For greater mercy toward the needs of man,
For courage to speak your words of truth to all,
Unwavering will to seek the things above.

O Sovereign! Win my heart and soul and mind,
To your kind rule surrender is sweetest rest,
The world’s best pleasure can’t compare nor last —
In all of life this single pearl I’d find.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.