A hundred years! How small a part
Of Christian time for us to chart!
How much to stir the thankful heart!
Here generations, fact to face
With Christ, enjoyed renewing grace.
And made of this a sacred place.
The older vision fades and dies;
A new world greets our anxious eyes:
The same Lord leads our enterprise.
Forgetting what is past, said Paul,
Let us press on toward the goal
Which Christ has set before us all.
In changing times, how had to see
What our next step of faith must be:
Lord, make it clear to us- and me!
Note: No Alleluia is sung at the end of the last verse.