O Jesus, strong, and pure and true,
before thy feet we bow;
the grace of earlier years renew,
and lead us onward now.
The joyous life that year by year
within these walls is stored,
the golden hope, the gladsome cheer,
we bring to thee, O Lord.
Our faith endow with keener powers,
with warmer glow our love;
and draw these halting hearts of ours
from earth to things above.
In paths our bravest ones have trod
O make us brave to go,
That we may give our lives to God
in serving man below.
Scorn we the selfish aim or choice,
and love's high precept keep,
rejoice with those that do rejoice,
and weep with those that weep.
So hence shall flow fresh strength and grace,
as from a full-fed spring,
to make the world a better place,
and life a worthier thing.