Prayer for purity (Calon Lân)

Do not long to live in plenty,
finest clothes, or worldly fame;
do not ask a life that’s easy,
pray for grace in Jesu’s name.
Pray to grow in faith and goodness,
pure, heart-fellowship with God,
mortifying sin with gladness,
pressing onward in the Lord.

If he gives us wealth that’s passing
soon it flies, or wastes away;
but the profit, pleasure’s lasting,
when for purity we pray.

So each day, God’s grace be seeking,
that, what he has formed may grow;
give him praise for all he’s giving,
daily more he will bestow!

This is based on the Welsh words of  ‘Calon Lân’ by Mr Daniel James (Gwyrosydd)
Tune: Calon Lân by John Hughes

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