When unto Thee we come
With heads bowed down in prayer
May our first impulse be
To glorify Thy holy name —
To praise Thee for the fact that Thou art God —
In deep humility and awe to see Thy matchless grace,
Thy power, Thy glory, mercy, holiness, and love —
Thy justice, greatness, Thy long-suffering —
And may we grovel in the dust,
Knowing our own weakness, meanness, evil lusting natures,
Selfishness, pride, envy, laziness, deceit.
May our prayers never be so self-centered that they are
A catalog of earthly desires.
May we seek Thee, not self —
Lord, be merciful to us — sinners!
And may we leave Thy holy courts
With lighter hearts,
Knowing that our Faithful Savior stands
God’s just and holy wrath is fully satisfied —
He bore the burden; set us wholly free.
He even plants desire in our hearts —
Desire to please Him.
Our filthy sinful natures, changed by love divine.
We glorify Thy name!