Here within this house of prayer
all our Father's love declare;
love that gave us birth, and planned
days and years beneath his hand:
praise to God whose love and power
bring us to this present hour!
Here, till earthly praises end,
tell of Christ the sinner's friend;
Christ whose blood for us was shed,
Lamb of God and living bread,
life divine and truth and way,
light of everlasting day.
Here may all our faint desire
feel the Spirit's wind and fire,
souls that sleep the sleep of death
stir to life beneath his breath:
may his power upon us poured
send us out to serve the Lord!
Here may faith and love increase,
flowing forth in joy and peace
from the Father, Spirit, Son,
his the glory all our days
in this house of prayer and praise!