O God of life, in whom we live,
The bounties of Thy favour give,
And teach our souls to soar;
That, at the source of every good,
Our life may find its needful food,
And live for evermore.
O Lord of mercy, by whose grace
The sinner seeks the Father’s face,
And finds a welcome there;
When fears the trembling soul distress,
And sins the aching heart oppress,
O Lord of mercy, spare.
And say to Him who loves Thee best,
And sent Thee to a world distressed,
His blessing to impart,—
“Hear Thou the sinner’s mournful cries,
Accept his preferred sacrifice,
A broken, contrite heart.”
Blest Spirit, who in holy flame,
At Pentecost all powerful came,—
Our sin-stained souls renew;
And by Thine all-consuming fire,
Consume our sin and vile desire,
And make us pure and true.
To God who dwells in highest heaven,
Be endless praise and glory given,—
And praise to Christ the Son.
And to the Holy Spirit blest,
For comfort and for gifts the best,—
Immortal Three in One.
|First Line:||O God of life, in whom we live|
|Title:||O God of life, in whom we live|
|Translator:||John Brownlie (1907)|