I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me.@Proverbs 8:17
John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Vincent S. S. Coles, 1871. Coles, Curate at Wantage, used to have large confirmation classes for young people, and it was for them that he wrote this hymn.

Dies Dominica John B. Dykes, in the Anglican Hymn Book, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

We pray Thee, heavenly Father, to hear us in Thy love,
And pour upon Thy children the unction from above;
That so in love abiding, from all defilement free,
We may in pureness offer our Eucharist to Thee.

Be Thou our guide and helper, O Jesu Christ, we pray;
So may we well approach Thee, if Thou wilt be the way:
Thou, very truth, hast promised to help us in our strife,
Food of the weary pilgrim, eternal source of life.

And Thou, Creator Spirit, look on us, we are Thine;
Renew us in Thy graces, upon our darkness shine;
That, with Thy benediction, upon our souls outpoured,
We may receive in gladness the body of the Lord.

O Trinity of Persons! O Unity most high!
On Thee alone relying Thy servants would draw nigh;
Unworthy in our weakness, on Thee our hope is stayed,
And blest by Thy forgiveness we will not be afraid.