1 BLEST be Thy love, dear Lord,
That taught us this sweet way,
Only to love Thee for Thyself,
And for that love obey.
2 O Thou, our soul's chief hope,
We to Thy mercy fly;
What'er we are Thou canst protect,
What'er we need, supply.
3 Whether we sleep or wake,
To Thee we both resign;
The darkest night is as the day,
If Thy light on us shine.
4 Whether we live or die,
Both we submit to Thee;
In death we live, as well as life,
If Thine in death we be.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #388