Lord, you blessed me with the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.
So if I see that I am without
The white picket fence
Around the lush garden that my neighbor tends
My praises will still continue pouring
For the soft rain also drizzles on the land that I till.
And if my neighbor is acclaimed on our bustling street
The kind way I greet him should cease not
For people still see my heart to reach out
And make life a little happier and kind.
If the little corner of the world where I dwell compares not
To the mansions of the wealthy
I'd still reach out for your word, the Bible
And dig up innumerable lessons
Like gems immeasurable in number.
Lord, thank you for the serenity
For this blessing I adore Thee
My heart sings a sweet symphony
Peace, wonderful peace
My lips utter endlessly.