This one thing only, loving God,
plant firmly in my heart;
Amidst our work, to hear your word
and choose the better part;
Lord, teach us when to labor on
and when to stop and rest,
To hear your voice and, so restored,
to serve you at our best.
O give this gift, our loving God,
and this one grace please give:
To know one thing above all else
and in this one thing live.
TEXT: CSF, 2013, after Jesus' visit to Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42
MUSIC: Tune McKEE, African American spiritual; Jubilee Songs, 1884