Again our earthly cares we leave,
And to Thy courts repair;
Again with joyful feet we taste
To meet our Saviour there.
Great Shepherd of Thy people, here
Thy presence now display.
We bow within Thy house of prayer;
O give us hearts to pray!
The clouds which veil Thee from our sight,
In pity, Lord, remove;
Dispose our minds to hear aright
The message of Thy love.
The feeling heart, the melting eyes,
The humble mind, bestow;
And shine upon us from above,
To make our graces grow.