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IF YOU MUST BLESS ME, LORD

Only give me that which I can bear

Do not allow my eyes to be closed;

Make me lie down in green pastures

Make me sip cool waters

 

Lord if you must bless me

Bless me with rain,

Bless me with the ray of sunshine on what would otherwise be a gloomy morning

I ask, Lord

That if the rain must come with cold.

Bless me with a coat. Bless me with fire. Bless me with a book

 

Lord if you must bless me

Bless me that I will see my enemies as they smile at me

 

Bless me with restraint tethered to a strange boldness, dear Lord

 

Lord, if you must bless me

Bless me with sweet, cherished slumber

Bless me with sweet children

Bless me with will-power and zeal

Bless me with good teeth and a healthy mind(set)

Bless me with a giving heart

Bless me with a committed faith

 

Lord, if you must bless me

Keep my mother’s children safe

Bless my folks for life

 

If you must bless me, God

Only a few ambition

Bless me with relentless pursuit

Bless me with glow and light.

 

Lord if you must bless me

Give me with a steady eye

Bless me with an open heart

Bless me with dancing feet

Bless me with loving hands/arms

Bless me with a beating chest

Bless me with a chariot on fire

 

And lastly, Were you to bless me, Lord, like yesterday

Still.

Stay with me through the night

Teach me to be still

And when morning comes,

Bless me with a tight back

Bless me with a light heart

Bless me with a clenched fist

Bless me with open arms.