Holy Spirit, while we gather
At this consecrated hour,
We would ask Thy presence with us,
We would feel Thy quickening power.
Holy Spirit, while we gather,
From our toil and labor free,
Rest upon us, dwell within us,
Close our hearts to all but Thee.
Blessèd Spirit, through Thy teaching,
While we read our Savior’s word,
And with Him we hold communion,
May His loving voice be heard.
O ’tis prayer that brings the blessing
When all other joys have flown,
Prayer that makes our burdens lighter,
Draws us near our Father’s throne.