Slay the beast of selfishness

Slay the beast of selfishness, of ire,
of bitter heart and sour attitude;
Bring forth by written word the fruitful tree
of joy, abundant life, of gratitude.

Let eyes see only good, O God, from you,
as steps move ever forward, and faith expands,
as we receive all grace from gracious hands,
and find in Christ a task that all can do.

A part of greatness everlasting, we
seek your face, crave to be approved,
desire with deep desire eternity,
need strength from you to advance and be moved.

Slay the backward spirit, O Lord, and kill
the old in us, the cowardly weak, the sin,
that we might meet the Master on the hill,
and he by mercy’s eye might let us in.

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