O Christ, thou Anchor of my soul,
Blest Bread from heaven, like manna given,
My Comforter and Cornerstone,
Defender, when I stand alone—
Eternal Life, I give the whole,
My mind and feelings, flesh and soul.
O Christ, Thou Friend to faithless men
Great God so glorious, on earth victorious,
Our Helper and our Healing One,
I come to Thee, Incarnate Son,
And joy to know Thee as I can:
The Justifier of all men.
O King of Kings, in light enshrined,
Though Lord, yet lowly, a Monarch holy,
Yet Thou art merciful and mild;
Unworthy as Thy feeble child,
In Thee, Name o'er all names combined,
An Offering complete I find.
What perfect Prince of Peace Thou art!
Quench wrong ambition and make me listen
To quiet queries of Thy wind;
Restore my soul when I have sinned;
Reign Thou, Redeemer, in my heart,
That from Thy rule I would not part!
O Sun most bright, Thou Source of love,
Salvation's story glows with Thy glory;
Teacher of truth and testament,
Unfold to me Thy covenant:
Thou Unction of the God above,
Unloose Thy shoe and seal my love!
Veil rent for me, Thy vict'ry's won!
I view with wonder and daily ponder
Thy wisdom, for Thou art the Word,
Expressing all of God the Lord;
Teach me Thy meekness, Yielded Son;
Temper my zeal, O Zealous One!