Mickey Newbury - "Please Send Me Someone To Love (Percy Mayfield)" lyrics

Mickey Newbury:
"This song was written by a really good friend of mine, uh, down in Bossier City, Louisiana, named Percy Mayfield.
He uh, anybody know Percy Mayfield'
He wrote 'Hit the Road Jack' and alot of songs for
Ray Charles;
Got me throwed out of Bossier City, LA by the KKK.. among other things..
But this is really a fine old song of his and I know alot of people have never heard it..uh, I just hope I can do it justice cause I haven't played it in so many years.."

Heaven please send to all mankind
Some understanding and peace of mind
But if its not askin' too much
Won't you please send me someone to love

I'd show the world how to get along
Peace will enter where hate has gone
But if its not askin' too much
Won't you please send me someone to love

I lay awake at night
I see the world so troubled
And my answers still the same
Unless man don't put an end
To his terrible terrible sins
Well hates gonna put the world in a flame
And what a shame

Just because I'm in misery
Well I don't beg for no sympathy
But if its not askin' too much
Won't you please send me someone to love