1 Lord of our time, help us, we pray,
to prize the joy each moment brings;
to squander no good gift today
nor waste our lives on useless things.

2 Direct our minds, our lips, our hands,
make straight the pathways for our feet:
show us which tasks are your commands
to be pursued until complete.

3 Without your power all schemes shall fall;
inspire our wills, our strength renew,
O Lord, the source and guide and goal
of all we think and say and do.

4 In all things waiting to be done,
in private hope and public fame,
our aim and purpose in each one
shall be the glory of your name.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jublilate Hymns Ltd
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