1 As the sun's enlivening eye
Shines on every place the same;
So the Lord is always nigh
To the souls that love His name.
2 When they move at duty's call,
He is with them by the way;
He is ever with them all,
Those who go and those who stay.
3 From His holy mercy-seat
Nothing can their souls confine;
Still in spirit they may meet,
And in sweet communion join.
4 Father, hear our humble prayer!
Tender Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Let Thy mercy and Thy care
All our souls in safety keep.
5 In Thy strength may we be strong;
Sanctify each cross and pain;
Give us, if Thou wilt, ere long
Here to meet in peace again.