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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Just for To-day
 
Samuel Wilberforce (1805–73)
 
 
LORD, for to-morrow and its needs
  I do not pray;
Keep me from any stain of sin
  Just for to-day:
Let me both diligently work        5
  And duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed
  Just for to-day,
Let me be slow to do my will—
  Prompt to obey:        10
Help me to sacrifice myself
  Just for to-day.
Let me no wrong or idle word
  Unthinking say—
Set thou thy seal upon my lips,        15
  Just for to-day.
So for to-morrow and its needs
  I do not pray,
But keep me, guide me, hold me, Lord,
  Just for to-day.        20
 

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