When O Dear Jesus When Shall I

When, O dear Jesus, when shall I
Behold Thee all serene;
Blest in perpetual holy day,
Without a veil between!

Assist me, while I wander here,
Amidst a world of cares;
Incline my heart to pray in love,
And then accept my prayers.

Release my soul from every chain,
No more hell’s captive led;
And pardon Thy repenting child,
For whom the Savior bled.

Spare me, O God, O spare the soul,
That gives it self to Thee:
Take all that I possess below,
And give Thyself to me.

Thy Spirit, O my Father, give,
To be my Guide and Friend,
To light my way to ceaseless joys,
To rest without an end.