Almighty Father, and so fill us with your love,
that by forsaking all evil desires
we may embrace you, our only good.
Show unto us for your mercies’ sake,
O Lord our God,
what you are unto us.
Say unto our souls, ‘I am your salvation,’
speaking that we may hear ~
our hearts are before you.
So open our ears that we may hasten after your voice
and take hold on you.
Hide not your face from us,
we plead, O Lord;
enlarge the narrowness of our souls
that you may enter in.
Repair our ruinous mansions of self
that you may dwell therein.
Hear us, O Heavenly Father,
for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ,
our Lord who lives and reigns with you
and with the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.