1 Here, blessed Jesus, we appear!
Thy sacred word of truth to hear;
Draw from this world our minds to thee,
And faithful hearers we shall be.
2 How wretched is our state of mind!
Our hearts how stupid, deaf and blind;
the way of life we do not know
Nor have we pow'r therein to go.
3 Thy grace to us, dear Lord afford,
To hear and understand thy word!
Lo, here we wait for grace divine,
Till eery heart be truly thine.
4 Without thy grace we hear in vain,
In doubts and darkness we remain,
Till thou art pleas'd that light to give,
That light in which our souls may live.
5 We pray thee Lord, to us draw near;
Our feeble prayer and praises hear--
According to thy promise Lord!
We wait thy spirit with the word.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #I