1 Supreme disposer of the heart!
Thou, since the world was made,
Hast the blest fruits of holiness
To holy hearts displayed.
2 Here, hope and faith their links unite
With love in one sweet chain;
But when all fleeting things are past,
Love shall alone remain.
3 O love! O true and fadeless light!
And shall it ever be,
That after all our toils and tears
Thy sabbath we shall see?
4 'Mid thousand fears and dangers now
We sow our seed, with prayer,
But know that joyful hands shall reap
The shining harvests there.
5 O God of justice, God of power!
Our faith and hope increase,
And crown them, in the future years,
With endless love and peace.