#WorthRevisiting: Less of Me

I’m linking up at Alison Gingras’ Reconciled to You blog, where she’s hosting #WorthRevisiting.

When I saw that the theme for this week was “Less of Me” I knew which post I had to revisit. I reached back 9 years into the archives for this one.

This used to be part of the homemade hymnal at Our Lady of the Flower Children*:

Less of Me

Let me be a little kinder, let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me; let me praise a little more
Let me be when I am weary just a little bit more cheery
Think a little more of others and little less of me

Let me be a little braver when temptations let me waver
Let me strive a little harder to be all that I should be
Let me be a little meeker with a brother that is weaker
Let me think more of my neighbors and a little less of me

Let me be when I am weary just a little bit more cheery
Let me serve a little better those that I am striving for
Let me be a little meeker to a brother that is weaker
Think a little more of others and a little less of me.

I’m not sure of the composer but I think it might be Glen Campbell.

Regardless of who wrote it, it’s a good reminder of what we all can do for Lent. I can’t help but think that the memory of this song was a gift–a reminder from the Lord of what I can and should be doing.

Turns out it is Glen Cambell’s song! I found a video of him performing it with Judy Collins and Hamilton Camp. So here you go–a blast from the past. I think this song makes a wonderful prayer.

Today’s Ponder Point:

Music can touch the heart and soul in a powerful way. What hymn or song has touched your heart and soul this Lent? What lesson does that song teach you?

*The real name of the church was not “Our Lady of the Flower Children.” But it was the late 60s and early 70s, and we went to the Children’s Mass where we sat on folding chairs in the church basement, and, well, you know the rest. The music made a huge impression on me and, I believe, is a very real part of the reason I’m a musician at church today.

Go on over to Reconciled to You and see the other blogs in the linkup!

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5 thoughts on “#WorthRevisiting: Less of Me

  1. Beautiful lyrics! I am a wanna be choir singer. Too many crying babies to do that just yet. I’m nothing special, but I belt it out in the pews and can carry a tune. 😉 I am a sucker for Here I Am, Lord when we sing it at mass. Tears every time!

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    • Jaime, you don’t have to have a solo-quality voice to sing out to God 🙂 Glad you are willing to be an example for your kids and the others in the pews by singing from there! That is important too, and as a choir member, I want you to know you’re VERY appreciated. The time will come when you and your children will be able to sing in the choir. For the moment, the Pew Choir is a great place to be. (“You Are Mine” is the one that puts me in tears. We’ve all got at least one!)

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  2. Barb, Music be it singing or instrumental is such an important part of my own prayerful worship and praise with God. So wonderful that you could link up with Allison and I for #Worth Revisit -ing Wednesday! 🙂

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