To Thee O Heavenly Father We Raise Our

To thee, O heavenly Father,
We raise our hearts in prayer.
Be with us as we gather;
Thine ear incline and hear.
O, grant to every nation
From thy great throne above
A better realization
Of thy most perfect love.

Endue us with thy Spirit:
May we in thee abide,
That we may all inherit
A place by thy dear side!
O, Lord, may we in wisdom
Obey thy law divine
That we may seek thy kingdom
And be forever thine.

O, haste the day of promise
When all the earth shall be
Forever free from malice:
Content to follow thee!
Then men shall come confessing
And strife and wars shall cease
And we shall know the blessing
Of thy eternal peace.