An Old Prayer Minute
This Minute is meant for Boy Scouts.
Give us, Lord, a bit o' sun
a bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
give us all, in the struggle and splutter,
our daily bread and a bit o' butter.
Give us health, our keep to make
an' a bit to spare for poor folks' sake;
give us sense, for we're some of us duffers,
an' a heart to feel for all that suffers.
Give us, too, a bit o' song,
an' a tale, an' a book to help us along,
an' give us our share o' sorrow's lesson
that we may see how grief's a blessing.
Give us, Lord, a chance to be
our goodly best - brave, wise and free;
our goodly best for ourselves and others
'til all men learn to live as brothers.