When the weary, seeking rest, To Thy goodness flee; When the heavy laden cast All their load on Thee; When the troubled, seeking peace, On Thy Name shall call; When the sinner, seeking life, At Thy feet shall fall:
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry In Heav’n, Thy dwelling place on high.
When the child, with grave fresh lip, Youth, or maiden fair, When the agèd, weak and grey, Seek Thy face in prayer; When the widow weeps to Thee, Sad and lone and low; When the orphan brings to Thee All his orphan woe:
When the stranger asks a home, All his toils to end; When the hungry craveth food, And the poor a friend; When the sailor on the wave Bows the fervent knee; When the soldier on the field Lifts his heart to Thee:
When the man of toil and care, In the city crowd, When the shepherd on the moor, Names the Name of God; When the learnèd and the high Tired of earthly fame, Upon higher joys intent, Name the blessèd Name:
When the worldling, sick at heart, Lifts his soul above; When the prodigal looks back To his Father’s love; When the proud man, in his pride, Stoops to seek Thy face; When the burdened brings his guilt To Thy throne of grace:
Now to Heaven our prayer ascending, God speed the right! In a noble cause contending, God speed the right! May we live our lives before Thee, Like the good and great in story, If we fail, we fail in glory: God speed the right!
Patient, firm, and persevering, God speed the right! No event or danger fearing, God speed the right! Pains, nor toils, nor trials heeding, Never from the truth receding, And in Heaven’s own time succeeding, God speed the right!
Still our onward course pursuing, God speed the right! Every foe at length subduing, God speed the right! Truth! thy cause, whate’er delay it, There’s no power on earth can stay it, Proudly let us then obey it, God speed the right!