How Oft The Day Of God Returns

How oft the day of God returns
To shed its quick’ning beams;
And yet how slow devotion burns,
How languid are its flames.

Accept our faint attempts to love;
Our sins, O Lord, forgive;
We would be like Thy saints above,
And praise Thee while we live.

Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope,
And fit us to ascend
Where the assembly ne’er breaks up,
Thy worship ne’er shall end;

When we shall with the ransomed throng,
The Savior’s praise proclaim,
And give in an eternal song
All glory to His Name.