Based upon an eighth-century prayer by Gelasian Sacramentary
Gracious God, whose gate of grace
And mercy always open stands
To those who seek your shining face,
Reward for keeping blessed commands:
Grant us light upon the road
That leads unerringly to you,
And strength to bear our allotted load,
To keep your promise in our view.
Grant that we not turn aside
From doing all our Lord’s good will,
With us your children come abide,
And with your holy Spirit fill.