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To Be Lowly

I wrote this poem about 1964, when I was in college (yes, I'm THAT old!)

Oh Lord, please help me be lowly
I have no need of pride
the aim of my life: To be holy
To walk ever close to thy side

To forget self: This is my prod
For I have no need of me
Except as you use me, oh God
Except as I glorify Thee.

Oh Father please make me abased
That I may abound for Thee
That my spiritual life won't be waste
But will Exult and Exalt and Be.

Johnny Carole Parham