O Father, help, lest our poor love refuse
For our beloved the life that they would choose,
And in our fear of loss for them, or pain,
Forget eternal gain.
Show us the gain, the golden harvest There
For corn of wheat that they have buried here.
Lest human love defraud them, and betray,
Teach us, O God, to pray.
Teach us to pray remembering Calvary,
For as the Master must the servant be.
We see their face set toward Jerusalem;
Let us not hinder them.
Teach us to pray. O Thou who didst not spare
Thine Own Beloved,
lead us on in prayer;
Purge from the earthly;
give us love divine,
Father, like Thine,
Amy Carmichael, Toward Jerusalem
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51