I'll Be a Priest
by Constance Ellis
TAKEN FROM GOD IS WITH US, 1948
When I was just a little boy,
A sailor I would be
And travel 'round the world a bit,
And sail the broad blue sea.
Then standing on the corner
Watching autos go and stop
When they were told, I thought I'd like
To be a traffic cop.
But on the day I was confirmed
God's message was quite clear
That I should give myself to Him
Without a single fear.
No other answer could I give,
Both heart and mind said "Yes".
To God Who died to save my soul,---
How could I give Him less?
I never thought I'd be a Priest,
But now it is my plan
If that is what God wants of me
When I become a man.