I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth.@Psalm 138:2

William M. Runyan, 1920.

Processional William M. Runyan (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William M. Runyan (1870-1957)

To Thy temple holy, come we now with praise;
Thou, the meek and lowly, guide us to Thy ways;
To Thy courts ascending, though unworthy we;
Let our worship, blending, swell Thy harmony.

Not with ostentation, not with proud acclaim,
Come we, Lord and Master, to extol Thy name;
But with Christly spirit, humble and sincere,
Pleading but Thy merit, we Thy name revere.

For Thy Holy Spirit earnestly we plead,
Visit us, bestowing grace for all our need,
Sanctify our worship to Thy glory, Lord;
Grant us spirits eager to receive Thy Word.

To Thy temple holy, come we now with praise;
Thou, the meek and lowly, guide us to Thy ways;
So shall we, renewing every solemn vow,
Live for larger service if Thou bless us now.