Blessed Jesus, at Thy word
We are gathered all to hear Thee;
Let our hearts and soul be stirred
Now to seek and love and fear Thee;
By Thy teachings sweet and holy,
Drawn form earth to love Thee solely.
All our knowledge, sense, and sight
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded,
Till Thy Spirit breaks our night
With the beams of truth unclouded.
Thou alone to God canst win us;
Thou must work all good within us.
Glorious Lord, Thy self impart!
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 prayers and praises.