O Jesus, strong, and pure and true
1 O Jesus, strong, and pure and true,
before thy feet we bow;
the grace of earlier years renew,
and lead us onward now.
2 The joyous life that year by year
within these walls is stored,
the golden hope, the gladsome cheer,
we bring to thee, O Lord.
3 Our faith endow with keener powers,
with warmer glow our love;
and draw these halting hearts of ours
from earth to things above.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.