Blessed Jesus, at Thy word,
We are gathered all to hear Thee;
Let our hearts and souls be stirred,
Now to seek and love and fear Thee.
By Thy teachings sweet and holy,
Drawn from earth to love Thee solely.
All our knowledge, sense, and sight,
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded;
Till Thy Spirit breaks our night,
With His beams of truth unclouded.
Thou alone to God canst win us,
Thou must work all good within us.
Glorious Lord, Thy self impart!
Light of light, from God proceeding.
Open Thou our ears and heart
Help us, by Thy Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry Thy people raises!
Hear, and bless our prayer and praises!