Dear Lord, I hear Your words from far away,
So promising, so generous with grace.
Such hope You give our fallen human race,
You send to us a holy, perfect ray
Of strength that guides us on our way,
Preparing us to see You face-to-face,
Reshaping us so that, in every place,
Your grace will keep us safe each day.
Dear Lord, we raise our arms with one accord
In thankfulness for what we sought:
Safe harbor. Yes! You sheltered us from strife,
So generous a love, that You have poured
Your blood to wash away our sins and brought
Into our souls Your everlasting life.