O, God please make me wise to see
That Work is just as good as Fun.
Please help me do it cheerfully,
And proud to see it finely done.
When I have useful Work to do,
Please make me very glad to do it;
And may I feel, dear God, that You
Are always near to help me through it.
While I am young, help me to see
That I should work with might and main;
For helpful Work is good for me,
And strengthens body, heart, and brain.
God, make me love my Work to-day,
So I'll disdain to do it badly,
And may I find some thoughtful way
To work for others, well and gladly.—AMEN.