1 O God, our Father, and our King;
Of all we have, or hope, the spring;
Send down thy spirit from above,
And warm our hearts with holy love.
2 May se from every act abstain,
That hurts or gives our neighbour pain;
And ev'ry secret wish suppress,
That would abridge his happiness.
3 Still may we feel our hearts inclin'd
To act the friend to all our kind;
Still seek their safety, health and ease,
Virtue, eternal life, and peace.
4 With pity let our breast o'erflow,
When we behold a wretch in wo;
And bear a sympathizing part
With all who are of heavy heart.
5 Let love in all our conduct shine,
An image fair, tho' faint of thine:
Thus may we Christ's disciples prove,
Who came to manifest thy love.
Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIII
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