Riches are mine in Christ, from heaven they come,
So let me know the fullness of life in him,
No subject empty of God, no vacuous thought,
No act devoid of spiritual good and grace.

Let not my teaching lack his plenitude,
From copious fountains may I freely draw,
While speaking always of Christ, to me bring treasures
Forth and overflowing from the Spirit.

No thin and watery gruel, no meager truth
From lack of study, from shallow repetitions,
So speak, O Lord, your servant’s eager to learn,
For thine is kingdom power and glory, amen.