An Old Prayer

Give us, Lord, a bit o' sun
A bit o' work and a bit o' fun.

Give us in all the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit of butter.

Give us health  our keep to make
And a bit to spare for other's sake.

Give us, too, a bit of song
And a tale and a book to help us along.

Give us, Lord, a chance to be
Our goodly best, brave, wise and free.

Our goodly best for ourselves and others
Till all men learn to live as brothers.