O loving Lord, who art forever seeking
Those of thy mind, intent to do thy will,
Strong in thy strength, thy power and grace
Faithful to thee, through good report and ill -
To thee we come, and humbly make confession,
Faithless so oft, in thought and word and deed,
Asking that we may have, in true possession,
Thy free forgiveness in the hour of need.
In duties small be thou our inspiration,
In large affairs endue us with thy might;
Through faithful service cometh full salvation;
So may we serve, thy will our chief delight.
Not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
Faithful in all things, seeking not reward;
Then, following thee, may we fulfil our mission,
True to ourselves, our neighbours, and our Lord.