To Thee this temple we devote,
Our Father and our God;
Accept it Thine, and seal it now
Thy Spirit’s blest abode.
Here may the prayer of faith ascend,
The voice of praise arise;
O, may each lowly service prove
Here may the sinner learn his guilt,
And weep before his Lord;
Here, pardoned, sing a Savior’s love,
And here his vows record.
Here may affliction dry the tear,
And learn to trust in God,
Convinced it is a Father smites,
And love that guides the rod.
Peace be within these sacred walls;
Prosperity be here;
Long smile upon Thy people, Lord,
And evermore be near.