"Lord of all pots and pans and things,
Since I've not time to be
A saint by doing lovely things or watching
late with Thee,
Or dreaming in the dawn light or storming
Make me a saint by getting meals and
washing up the plates.
Although I must have Martha's hands,
I have a Mary mind
And when I black the boots and shoes--,
Thy sandals, Lord, I find.
I think of how they trod the earth,
What time I scrub the floor
Accept his meditation Lord, I haven't
time for more.
Warm all the kitchen with Thy love; and
light it with Thy peace
Forgive me all my worrying and make
my grumbling cease.
Thou who didst love to give men food, in
room or by the sea
Accept this service that I do, I do it unto Thee."