just one request I bring;
I do not pray for happiness
or any earthly thing.
I do not ask to understand the way
Thou lead’est me;
But this I asks “Teach me to do
the thing that pleaseth Thee.”
I want to know Thy guiding voice,
to walk with Thee each day;
Dear Master, make me swift to hear,
and ready to obey.
And thus, the year I now begin,
a happy year will be,
If I am seeking just to do
the thing that pleaseth Thee.