1 God of the earnest heart,
The trust assured and still,
Thou who our strength forever art, --
We come to do Thy will!
2 Upon that painful road
By saints serenely trod,
Whereon their hallowing influence flowed,
Would we go forth, O God!
3 'Gainst doubt and shame and fear
In human hearts to strive,
That all may learn to love and bear,
To conquer self, and live;
4 To draw Thy blessing down,
And bring the wronged redress,
And give this glorious world its crown,
The spirit's Godlikeness.
5 No dreams from toil to charm,
No trembling on the tongue; --
Lord, in Thy rest may we be calm,
Through Thy completeness, strong!
6 Thou hearest while we pray;
O deep within us write,
With kindling power, our God, to-day,
Thy word, -- |On earth be light!|