Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for—Others.

Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I’d do for You
Must needs be done for—Others.

Let “Self” be crucified and slain
And buried deep: and all in vain
May efforts be to rise again,
Unless to live for—Others.

And when my work on earth is done,
And my new work in Heav’n’s begun,
May I forget the crown I’ve won,
While thinking still of—Others. 

Others, Lord, yes others,
Let this my motto be,
Help me to live for others,
That I may live like Thee.
You needed one of these to fill the hole in the 45rpm disk.

My mother used to play this song over and over again--I remember it as if it were yesterday and it was probably about 45-50 years ago!   Helen's voice was simple, low and rich.  Today these words are my prayer.  I don't want to be selfish.  It is so easy for me to get wrapped up in my aches and pains, my need for privacy, rest, order and control.  I want to live for OTHERS, as did my Lord Jesus..


  1. Just how I see you----living for others, dear friend. Deb Z

  2. Oh how I love God's commandments - both Old and New. He wraps them in love; the outward type you speak of here. So precious!

    I remember those discs! I had a small collection of 45s myself, AND a Poodle Dog Skirt to boot. What a fabulous era was it.


  3. I just finished "Stepping Heavenward" and if you need a book to convict you of selfishness that would be the book. God's word says to "Honor one another above ourselves." This book made me yearn for the selfishness to leave my heart.

    I don't recall ever hearing this song, but the words are perfect for what I'm talking to God about.


  4. Sunday Blessing Rebecca, It seems our spirit is in the same place this morning. I posted my Sunday Blog before I visited yours. :)

  5. We remember that 'thingy' that went in the middle of a 45rpm.

  6. I just love the lyrics of this song; -- I can only imagine how warmed your heart is remembering your Momma singing it. ;)

  7. um, yep, I'm old enough to remember what that little gadget was for! LOL

    Pamela, I've been trying to get her to read Stepping Heavenward too! It's a book that should be read once a year anyway...I did an on-line study group using it last year!

    I don't think I ever knew that particular song...how blessed you are to have those memories of your mom singing it!!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)