Lord, help me to live from day to day
In such a self forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for others.
Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I’ll do for you
Must needs be done for others.
Let self be crucified and slain
And buried deep – and all in vain
May efforts be to rise again
Unless to live for others.
And when my work on Earth is done
And my new work in Heaven begun
May I forget the crown I’ve won
While thinking still of others.
Others, Lord, others
Let this my motto be.
Help me to live for others,
That I may live like Thee.