That Hoping in Thee We May Do Good

O Lord, in Whom is our hope, 
remove far from us, 
we pray Thee, 
empty hopes and presumptuous confidence. 

Make our hearts so right 
with Thy most holy and loving heart, 
that hoping in Thee we may do good; 
until that day 
when faith and hope shall be abolished 
by sight and possession, 
and love shall be all in all.


(a prayer by Christina Rossetti; photo by Lars_Nissen via

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