O Lord and leader of our needy race,
Help us to gain Thy beauty and Thy grace;
Make us more nearly
Like Thyself, we pray,
And mold us in
Thine image day by day.
Come and dwell in us with Thy radiant power;
Shine thro’ our life in every fleeting hour;
Speak through our lips;
May we be filled with Thee,
That all in us
The loving Christ may see.
May we be Christlike in our love of truth,
Christlike in service, helping age and youth;
More like our Master,
Bearing pain or loss,
Glad in God’s will
E’en tho’ it bring a cross.
Come, blessèd Savior, master every heart,
To longing souls Thy peace and power impart;
And when at last
Thy glory we shall see,
Crowned with Thy strength
And beauty may we be.