|Father and Friend, Thy light, Thy love,|
beaming through all Thy works we see;
Thy glory gilds the heavens above,
And all the earth is full of thee.
Thy voice we hear Thy presence feel,
Whilst Thou, too pure for mortal sight,
Involved in clouds invisible,
Reignest the Lord of life and light.
We know not in what hallowed part
Of the wide heavens Thy throne may be,
But this we know that where Thou art,
Strength, wisdom, goodness, dwell with Thee.
Thy children shall not faint nor fear,
Sustained by this assuring thought,
Since Thou, their God, art everywhere.
They cannot be where Thou art not.