1 Lord of life, of love, of light,
Clothed with mercy, armed with might,
Worship centres at Thy throne,
Praise belongs to Thee alone!
Be this house forever Thine;
Through it let Thy favor shine;
Feed the souls that here shall meet,
From Thy bounty pure and sweet.
2 Write salvation on these walls;
Succor those whom sin enthralls;
Lightened with celestial rays,
Let these gates reflect Thy praise.
Thou Who dwellest where is sung
Praise to Thee by human tongue,
With the presence of Thy grace
Dwell henceforth within this place.
3 On Thine aged servants pour
Richest mercies from Thy store,
And till life's brief hour shall end,
Be their Guardian, Saviour, Friend.
Father holy! Christ most blest!
Evermore within us rest!
Spirit pure, illume our ways
With Thy bright, celestial rays.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892