While We Meet Who Love Thy Name

While we meet, who love thy name,
Meet, to cast our cares on thee,
As of old, the Spirit came,
May his presence with us be.

Singing with the Spirit,–
“Jesus, be thy name adored!”
Let us make heart melody,
Singing to the Lord.

Touch our lips with holy flame,
As we for thy Spirit long;
Then we’ll dare to praise thy name,
Then, thou wilt accept our song! [Chorus]

Make us pure and free from sin;
Gird us for the holy race;
Teach us how the lost to win
To the gospel of thy grace. [Chorus]

Teacher! make us truly wise;
Victor! make us to be strong;
May our prayers like incense rise,
And to thee our even song. [Chorus]