Make me, O Lord, a man of God complete,
Help me today the prince of death defeat!
Rouse up the righteous powers of early morn,
In this frail heart lift high your mighty horn.
Come near to me your word, that I might hear,
To obey your precious law and tremble in fear.
May perfect love as yours with sun and rain,
Shower down upon my fellow man, constrain
The carnal mind with Christ, and every thought
Take captive! For pardon, flowing blood has sought,
Before the world began, a soul to redeem,
A perishing life to dip in a cleansing stream.
Make me, O God, for life, be unafraid,
A pure and useful vessel with power to persuade.