1 Our hearts to Thee in prayer we bow,
Jesus, the Heavenly Bridegroom Thou;
Abide with us, and deign to bless
Thy suppliant ones with happiness.
2 Be present, as at Cana's board,
With high and awful blessings stored;
To ask is ours, but only Thine
To turn the water into wine.
3 Call'd to the marriage, Thou dost shed
New grace upon the newly wed;
Be theirs to seek Thy presence dear,
And seeking, find it ever near.
4 O Christ, do thou to us impart
The blessing of the pure in heart;
That we henceforth in Thee abide,
True members of the spotless bride.
5 More bright that crown, than bridal wreath,
Which waits the faithful unto death;
And brighter than the bridegroom's joy
The bliss which never hath alloy.
6 Lord, grant us so to watch and guard
That this may be our great reward
With virgin souls to follow Thee,
And where Thou art for aye to be.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871