Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, 1790
Mary F. Maude, 1847
Thine for ever! God of love,
Hear us from thy throne above;
Thine for ever may we be,
Here and in eternity.
Thine for ever! O how blest
They who find in thee their rest!
Savior, Guardian, heavenly Friend,
O defend us to the end!
Thine for ever! Lord of life,
Shield us through our earthly strife:
Thou the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Guide us to the realms of day.
Thine for ever! Shepherd, keep
These thy weak and trembling sheep,
Safe alone beneath thy care,
Let them all thy goodness share.
Thine for ever! Thou our Guide,
All our wants by thee supplied;
All our sins by thee forgiven,
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven.