1. TO thee, O Father, lamp of all the
We offer now this life of thine own
Humbly we pray thee, through this
Light his steps ever.
2. Jesus, thyself a baby once from
To thee this little pilgrim here is
Within the mercy of thy fold be-
Thy love attend him.
3. Spirit of Comfort, fountain ever
This infant’s heart take now to be
So may he live, grace, pity, truth
Thy peace possessing.
4. Gather him, Holy Trinity, for ever
into the wisdom of thy strength,
In life’s dark shadow-lands thy love
may have him:
Thine own receive him