Oh, for a heart that is burdened!
Infused with a passion to pray;
Oh, for a stirring within me;
Oh, for this power each day.
Oh, for a heart like my SAVIOUR,
Who being in agony prayed.
Such caring for others, LORD give me;
On my heart let burdens be laid.
My Father, I long for this passion,
To pour myself out for the lost–
To lay down my life to save others–
“To pray,” whatever the cost.
LORD teach me, oh teach me this secret,
I’m hungry this lesson to learn,
This passionate passion for others,
For this, Blessed Jesus, I yearn.
Father, this lesson I long for from Thee–
Oh, let Thy Spirit reveal this to me.
~Mary Warburton Booth