Give me, O Lord, Thy changeless peace,
And calm, I pray, this troubled mind;
That I from bitterness may cease,
And ‘mid unkindness, still be kind.
Thy sun his ceaseless course pursues,
And shines alike on good and ill;
May I, like him, to stop refuse,
When thankless souls my spirit chill.
Give me the strong, untiring love,
Which hopes, endures, and never fails;
But, daily strengthened from above,
At length o’er all who hate prevails.
-John Milne, The Life of John Milne by Horatius Bonar, Banner of Truth Trust, 245.