Christ stilling the waves June 2013 111



An Old English 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 o' 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.