By E. Meredith Going
Now unto Thee our hearts incline,
O gracious Father, be Thou near,
May Thy inspiring Spirit shine,
O’er all our way, and banish fear.
We leave Thy house our way to go –
Duties and cares our days may claim.
But in our lives shall service show
Our love and honor for Thy name.
Oh, God, our Father, we would fain
Linger within Thy gates so dear,
But now departing can retain
The words of counsel given here.
May grace and love our hearts entwine.
So shall we truly worship Thee
O Holy Spirit most divine,
Guide us thro’ all eternity.