Lord, Thee I Love with Half My Heart

half-heartLord, Thee I love with half my heart.
The world has claimed the other part.
I pray Thy name be hallowed, Lord,
But want my name to be adored.
Thy kingdom come, Thy reign extend,
And rain on me wealth without end.
Thy will be done, my lips shall pray
And curse when I don’t get my way.
I thank Thee for my daily bread,
But cakes and steaks I crave instead.
My million sins forgive, forget,
While I collect a one-cent debt.
From tempting evils keep us free
Unless I find they pleasure me.
Lord, Thee I love with half my heart.
Destroy, reclaim, the other part.

InfantPriestfrontcoverThis poem is included in my recent collection, The Infant Priest: Hymns and Poems. If you’d like to purchase a copy, you may do so at this website or on Amazon.com.  Thank you!

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3 thoughts on “Lord, Thee I Love with Half My Heart

  1. You got me beat by about 45% (on a bad day). By about 25% on a good day.

  2. honingbij on said:

    Wonderful. Echoes of one of my favorite John Donne poems: “A Hymn to God The Father.”

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