Published in "Never Alone", June 1990.

BENEDICTION

0, Lord. this day has ended
'Tis no longer in my power
To use it for your glory
I have spent it's every hour.

0, Lord, this day has ended
And I lay me down to rest,
0, may some loving words of mine
Live on in another's breast.

0, Lord, this day has ended
And before I face this night
Remove from my super - sensitive soul
Any real or fancied slight.

0, Lord, this day has ended
And all things I have done
Please use the good, erase the bad
In the name of Christ, your Son.

0, Lord this day Is ended
I will finish it with praise
To you my eternal Lord and King
I'll allelujahs raise.