Poem by Mary Booth
Oh! for a heart that is burdened!
Infused with a passion to pray;
Oh! For a stirring within me’
Oh! For His power every day,
Oh! For a heart like my Saviour,
Who, being in an agony, prayed.
Such caring for OTHERS, Lord, give me;
On my heart let burdens be laid,
My Father, I long for this passion,
To pour myself out for the lost –
To lay down my life to save others –
“To pray,” whatever the cost.
Lord, teach me, Oh teach me this secret,
I’m hungry this lesson to learn,
This passionate passion for others,
For this, blessed Jesus, I yearn.
Father, this lesson I long for from Thee –
Oh, let Thy Spirit reveal this to me.
Mary Warburton Booth