Let the life of Christ be ours,
The Spirit’s joy in us as well;
Employ around us all your powers,
Repelling fiery darts of hell.
Let stir in us the Savior’s mind,
His heart to move the deepest tears;
Permit the world be left behind,
And faith extinguish nightly fears.
Draw near, O God, and stay close by,
Fulfill your promise, sworn and made;
Please hear our supplicating sigh,
Let not your answer be delayed.
We trust your every word, believe
That you will early come to save;
We ask and know that we’ll receive—
To every child who sought you gave.