On our dark souls now shine,
Flood hearts and minds, and give us sight
    To look on things divine.
2      O everlasting Truth,
    Truest of all that’s true,
Sure Guide of erring age and youth,
    Lead us, and teach us too.
3      O everlasting Health,
    From Whom all healing springs;
Our happiness, our bliss, our wealth,
    To Thee our spirit clings.
4      O everlasting Love,
    Fountain of grace and peace,
Pour down Thy fulness from above,
    Bid all contention cease.
5      O everlasting Strength,
    Uphold us in the way;
Bring us through trials all at length
    To the eternal day.
Horatius Bonar, 1808-89‡