Great Shepherd of thy people, hear;
thy presence now display;
as thou hast given a place for prayer,
so give us hearts to pray.
Shoe us some token of thy love
Our fainting hope to raise,
And pour thy blessing from above
That we may render praise,
Within these walls let holy peace
and love and concord dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease;
the wounded spirit heal.
The hearing ear, the seeing eye,
the contrite heart bestow;
and shine upon us from on high,
that we in grace may grow.
May we in faith receive thy Word,
in faith address our prayers;
and in the presence of the Lord
unburden all our cares.