by Charles S. Parnell
Give me a gift that none can give,
A gfit of hope, a reason to live.
Grant me this gift within your reach,
A lesson to learn, a lesson to teach.
Give me the faculty to cry,
To start again, a reason why.
Grant me the strength to fill the need
As never before, in word and deed.
Grant me a life to live in hope,
To smile each day, to fully cope.
Grant me this gift, I ask once more,
From your full house to my front door.
This gift of hope will fill a need;
From dusk ’til dawn it scatters seed.
And when this gift is mine to keep,
Calm comes again like peaceful sleep.