O God Accept The Sacred Hour


O God, accept the sacred hour
Which we to thee have giv’n;
And let this hallow’d scene have pow’r
To raise our souls to heav’n.

Still let us hold, till life departs,
The precepts of thy Son;
No let our thoughtless, thankless hearts,
Forget what he has done.

His true disciples may we live,
From all corruption free;
And humbly learn, like him, to give
Our pow’rs, our wills to thee.

And oft, along life’s dang’rous way,
To smoothe our passage through,
Wilt thou, as on this holy day,
For us this scene renew!