help me spread your fragrance where I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly
that all my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me, and be in me, so that every soul
I come in contact with may feel Your divine presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer my, but only You, O Lord!
Stay with me, then I shall begin to shine as You do,
to shine so as to be a light to others.
The light, O Lord, will be all from You;
none of it will be mine;
it will be You shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise You in the way You love best,
by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching,
not by words but by example,
by the catching force,
the sympathetic influence of what I do,
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You.