Lord, accept the alms we offer,|
Tokens of our love to thee;
Out of grateful hearts we render
This our act of charity;
Even though full well we know
All we have to thee we owe.
Use them, Father, to thy glory,
Teach us fully how to give,
For his sake who leaving heaven
Gave us all that we might live:
All we have could not suffice
To repay his Sacrifice.
Now the priest upon the altar
Doth present the bread and wine,
To become, in wondrous manner,
For our souls the food divine:
Soul and body by thee fed,
Praise we give for daily bread.
With our alms and our oblations
Take, O Lord, our prayers of love;
Make thy Church in fullest concord
Serve as one, below, above;
And in fellowship complete
Reach at last thy mercy-seat.