O Lord of life, breathe on us now,
And move within us while we pray;
The spring of our new life art Thou,
The very light of our new day.
O strangely art Thou with us, Lord,
Neither in height nor depth to seek;
In nearness shall Thy voice be heard;
Spirit to spirit Thou dost speak.
Thou art our Advocate on high;
He is our Advocate within;
O plead the truth, and make reply
To every argument of sin.
But ah, this faithless heart of mine!
The way I know, I know my guide;
Forgive me, O my Friend divine,
That I so often turn aside.
Be with me when no other friend
The myst'ry of my heart can share;
And be Thou known, when fears transcend,
By Thy best name of Comforter.