I. Dearest Jesu, we are here,
To be in thy word instructed;
Guide our Hearts, O Thou, who'rt near;
Let our Minds hence be conducted
And from Earth be elevated;
Where we wish to be translated.
II. All our Knowledge, brings no Light
But is vain and dark by Nature,
Till thy holy Spirit bright
Forms within us the New Creature.
Pious Thoughts and true Devotion
Have their Source from thy blest Motion.
III. O Thou Glory all Divine,
Light of Light from God proceeding,
All our Hearts and Minds refine,
When thy Word our Souls is feeding.
Let our Pray'r, and Meditation,
Be a sweet and blest Oblation.
Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #72