O unseen presence by my side,
companion on the way;
bring comfort, you my welcome guide,
when doubt my hopes betray.
O Christ, your presence in the word
of prophets, law, and psalm,
reveals the Gospel I have heard
and gives the needed calm.
My Lord, your presence stay with me
and at my table dine;
the bread the means by which I see,
your fellowship, a sign.
O risen Christ, give me the faith
your presence to discern;
then I will note with every breath
how warmly my heart burns.