1 Father in heaven, to whom our hearts
Would lift themselves in prayer,
Drive from our souls each earthly thought,
And show Thy presence there.
2 Each moment of our lives renews
The mercies of the Lord;
Each moment is itself a gift
To bear us on to God.
3 Help us to break the galling chains
This world has round us thrown;
Each passion of our hearts subdue,
Each cherished sin disown.
4 O Father! kindle in our souls
A never-dying flame
Of holy love, of grateful trust,
In Thine almighty name.