A wish for 1976
Oh Father smile upon us
So we can feel Thy presence here.
Then fill our hearts with Thy heavenly peace,
With love, with hope with cheer.
Prove to us that only prayer,
Will ease our doubts and fear.
Then comfort is with that glorious thought,
That Thou art always near.
Teach us again in Thine own way,
Thy promises ever to trust.
And cause our doubting hearts to know,
Thy acts are always just.
Show us again how we should pray,
Our thanks and reverence to express.
Make us contrite and penitent,
So our sins we will confess.
Let Thy care and deep concren,
Govern us in all we do.
And teach us this, above all else,
That God's love is for me and for you.
Let Thy wisdom ever guide us,
Into Thy heavenly way.
And may Thy everlasting love,
Surround us everyday.