By Tom D Blakely
Oh help us Lord to live for You
In everything we do.
The joy of our salvation
To strengthen as anew.
And by Your Spirit fill each soul
Refresh us every waking hour,
Until we become Your instruments
Of blessing and of power.
Forgive us if we’ve wasted days
In weak and sickly ways.
When often we, the Lord’s redeemed
Into the world have strayed.
Lord draw Your children to Yourself
From now one Master to serve,
And when Satan tries to block our path
Lord help us not to swerve.
Our God is great, we’ve often said
Yet limited His power.
We have quenched the Spirit by our doubts
We’ll limit God no more.
Lord by the blood You shed for us
Remove each sin and wrong desire,
That we might live, with God in us
Our comfort and our fire.
‘No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other,
or else he will be loyal to the one, and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.’