tr., John Brownlie
O God of life, in whom we live,
The bounties of Thy favour give,
And teach our souls to soar;
That, at the source of every good,
Our life may find its needful food,
And live for evermore.
O Lord of mercy, by whose grace
The sinner seeks the Father's face,
And finds a welcome there;
When fears the trembling soul distress,
And sins the aching heart oppress,
O Lord of mercy, spare.
And say to Him who loves Thee best,
And sent Thee to a world distressed,
His blessing to impart, --
|Hear Thou the sinner's mournful cries,
Accept his preferred sacrifice,
A broken, contrite heart.|
Blest Spirit, who in holy flame,
At Pentecost all powerful came, --
Our sin-stained souls renew;
And by Thine all-consuming fire,
Consume our sin and vile desire,
And make us pure and true.
To God who dwells in highest heaven,
Be endless praise and glory given, --
And praise to Christ the Son.
And to the Holy Spirit blest,
For comfort and for gifts the best, --
Immortal Three in One.