11. C. M. H. Ware, Jr. Invoking God's Aid.
1 Father in heaven, to thee my heart
Would lift itself in prayer;
Drive from my soul each earthly thought
And show thy presence there.
2 Each moment of my life renews
The mercies of my Lord,
Each moment is itself a gift
To bear me on to God.
3 O, help me break the galling chains,
This world has round me thrown,
Each passion of my heart subdue,
Each darling sin disown.
4 O Father, kindle in my breast
A never dying flame
Of holy love, of grateful trust
In thine almighty name.