Lord we praise Your glorious name,
You’re our joy, our chief delight;
May we always live in Your presence,
Morning, noon and every night.
Always seeking more of Your goodness,
Always hearing Your voice of love;
Give to us, more of Your fulness,
From our deadness make us live.
Show us Lord Your infinite beauty,
Something of Your loveliness;
Mark forever in our beings,
Your transcendence on us press.
Then O Lord we will surrender,
To Your will O Lord submit;
Given over altogether,
For Your holy work made fit.
Lord we humbly bow in Your presence,
Seeking more and more to decrease;
Come and make us more like Jesus,
Always ready and prone to bless.
Goodness, love and total pardon,
Spreading Your peace and good to all;
So we’ll turn, and sin abandon,
On Your marvellous grace to fall.
(Tune: Blaenwern; Bethany; 87. 87. D)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Sunday, 20th, July, 2003)