Thy will for me be mine.
But if Thy will be fore-determined,
why pray I even this?

Thou hast ordered;
for it is as the minute known of Thee
that may be altered,
but Thy absolute—beyond—may not.
So, to which ought I pray
that forever she be with Thee?
As I mean it so, to my own fault.

And if with Thee be, I so deserve,
and she, not,
then may she have my place,
this I so pray,

and while I may serve Thee, then,
do I.