O God of Bethel, by Whose handThy people still are fed,Who through this weary pilgrimageHast all our fathers led.
Our vows, our prayers, we now presentBefore Thy throne of grace;God of our fathers, be the GodOf their succeeding race.
Through each perplexing path of lifeOur wandering footsteps guide;Give us each day our daily bread,And raiment fit provide.
O spread Thy covering wings aroundTill all our wanderings cease,And at our Father’s loved abodeOur souls arrive in peace.
Such blessings from Thy gracious handOur humble prayers implore;And Thou shalt be our chosen God,And portion evermore.
Holy Father, in Thy mercy,Hear our anxious prayer.Keep our loved ones, now far distant,’Neath Thy care.
Jesus, Savior, let Thy presenceBe their light and guide;Keep, oh, keep them, in their weakness,At Thy side.
When in sorrow, when in danger,When in loneliness,In Thy love look down and comfortTheir distress.
May the joy of Thy salvationBe their strength and stay;May they love and may they praise TheeDay by day.
Holy Spirit, let Thy teachingSanctify their life;Send Thy grace, that they may conquerIn the strife.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,God the One in Three,Bless them, guide them, save them, keep themNear to Thee.