Newman Hall, 1889
"Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."
In all things You to see,
And what I do in anything,
To do it as for Thee.
Makes drudgery divine;
Who sweeps a room, as for Your laws,
Makes that and the action fine.
That turns all to gold:
For that which God does touch and own
Cannot for less be told." —George Herbert
If mine I am—and Your much more,
Than I or ought, or can be mine.
Yet to be Your, does me restore;
So that again I now am mine;
And with advantage, mine the more,
Since this being mine brings with it Thine,
And You with me do You restore.
If I without You would be mine,
I neither should be mine nor Your."—George Herbert
If all they wish might always be,
Accepting what they wish for only,
They might be glad, but not in Thee.
We need as much the cross we bear
As air we breathe, as light we see;
It draws us to Your side in prayer,
It binds us to our strength in Thee."
Its end can never miss;
For man on earth no work can do,
More angel-like than this.
Siding with God, I always win;
No chance to me is lost:
His Will is sweet to me, even when
It triumphs at my cost.
Ills that God blesses are my good—
All unblest good is ill;
And all is right that seems most wrong,
If it be His dear Will." —Faber