1 Mindful of a constant Friend
Now our hearts are filled with yearning,
Wishing that He soon will end
The long wait for His retiring.
Savior, help Thy church obey
Thy command to watch and pray.
2 For our sin Thou passed through death
Ad arose for our salvation;
Thou dost give us life and breath,
Helping us in our temptation.
Let us not forget Thy plea
Always to remember Thee.
3 Here we at Thy festal board
Seek Thy life and grace incessant,
With the faith that in Thy Word
Thou art truly with us present
Let us hear Thy blessed voice
And in Thy good gifts rejoice.
4 Jesus Christ, our faithful Fried,
We to Thee our hearts surrender
Let Thy grace our need attend,
Shield us with Thy mercy tender.
Thou our greatest joy shall be,
Help us find our life in Thee.
Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #168