Ma! Pray bestow this boon on me
that may I be able to put to use
this special precious gift of Thine
to recognize and worship Thee.
The heights of fancy to which it can soar
can take me to distant lands unexplored,
but what’s the use of all those flights
if it cannot measure the depths of Thy Might!
There are many a blind alleys in this maze
where I can flounder and get lost in a daze.
Ideas and concepts can trap me in a whirl
sink me to the bedrock
from which only Thou can hurl
and raise me to a level where
I can discover the pearl
lying deeply embedded
within my enclosed shell.