My Motives

Lord am I seeking the well-done of others
When I am being benevolent, kind?
What is my motive behind the good actions?
There in the innermost, what dost Thou find?

Is it a heart that is full of compassion,
Selfless in seeking a soul to relieve?
Only for others, my burning incentive
Or is there pride that can injure and grieve?

Ah, Blessed Saviour, I tasted forgiveness,
Love so unmeasured – beyond human ken.
Let me in gratitude show real compassion
If I would lost ones to Thee ever win!

~Jenny Daniel