What you desire, O God, we want as well:
Your glory and world salvation in gospel truth,
A holy family, of every land and tribe,
A Kingdom big enough for any and all.
You work for this, and we at Christ’s command,
Among the peoples of the world, the light
To save shines forth from heaven — good works that lift
The eyes to your full glory — O wonderful plan!
Let courage steel resolve, O Father, to rise
And shine; in Christ our light has now arrived.
From hills and heights make darkness flee — by right
The world is yours, Creator good and wise.