Ruth Bell Graham: Contented, yet discontented

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Teach me contentment, Lord, whate’er my lot,

keeping my eyes on You in trust,

knowing Your love is true, Your way is just.


Teach discontentment, Lord, with what I am;

daily striving, growing daily nearer,

finding You are daily closer; dearer.


Contented, Lord, yet discontented make me,

both together working, blending

all in Your own glory ending.


Taken by permission from “Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems” by Ruth Bell Graham, ©1977, 1992, 1997 The Ruth Graham Literary Trust.