The world's no stage where we are acting
1 The world's no stage where we are acting
to show how good we think we are;
this is no place to call attention,
or seek acclaim from near or far.
2 Our prayers are worthless, void and empty
when uttered for the crowd's applause,
much more of worth are silent actions,
compassion shown behind closed doors.
3 So find a place, that's quiet, secluded,
a simple room where we can pray,
and then in words that Jesus taught us
let's seek the bread for each new day.
4 Let's join in humble prayer and fasting,
while making little of the act,
and then our witness, plainly worded,
will add its essence to love's fact.
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Metre: 9 8 9 8
Tune: ST CLEMENT