God of all grace, we come to Thee,
With humble, prayerful hearts;
Give what Thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward parts:
Give deep humility; the sense
Of holy sorrow give:
A strong, desiring confidence,
To hear Thy voice and live:
Patience, to watch, and wait, and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage, our fainting souls to keep,
And trust Thee, though Thou slay.
Give these,—and then Thy will be done!
Thus strengthened with all might,
We, in the spirit of Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.
Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #31