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And visit all the souls of Thine:
Inspire them now with life divine.
Of God most high, the Fire of love,
And Holy Unction from above.
God's laws in every faithful heart;
Dost heavenly eloquence impart.
Thy love, Thy heavenly love, embrace;
Assist us with Thy saving grace.
In every clime, by every tongue,
* By Dr. Jobannes Scheffler, who wrote under the name of Angelus Silesius.
SPIRIT of truth ! on this Thy day
To Thee for help we cry,
Of dark mortality.
Or tongues of various tone;
With fervour, in our own,
No mystic dreams we share ;
And bless Thee in our prayer.
And knowledge empty prove,
With faith, with hope, with love,
The world's foundations first were laid,