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DESIRE, by            
First Line: To understand, to love and live all good
Last Line: To do my father's will is my desire.
Subject(s): Desire

To understand, to love and live all good,
To grasp the blessing of some cleansing fire,
To see as perfect one pure brotherhood,
To do God's work -- this is my deep desire.
To heal with love the troubled, restive thought,
To stand with outstretched hands, quick to forgive,
Forgetting all the battles I have fought
And learning from the Christ the way to live,
To strive for greater heights and never tire --
To do my Father's will is my desire.

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